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Montana Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Sweetgrass Commons grand opening in Missoula.

April is National Fair Housing Month and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Governor Bullock Sends Opportunity Zone Nominations to U.S. Treasury

Map of Opportunity Zones in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has nominated 25 areas of Montana for designation as an Opportunity Zone, after communities submitted proposals for consideration.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Montana Housing to Fund New Affordable Homes in Deer Lodge

A view of downtown Deer Lodge, Mont.

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce allocated $3.9 million in federal housing credits to Helena’s GL Development to help finance the new construction of the Cottonwood Creek Apartments in Deer Lodge. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tester, Bullock Secure Resources for Homeless Montana Veterans

Funding Will Increase Access to Affordable Housing and Support Services

Sen. Jon Tester speaking with Veterans.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock today announced that they have secured funding to help provide homes for Montana veterans.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

On Equal Pay Day, Governor Bullock Renews Calls to Close Montana’s Wage Gap

Bullock signs new Executive Order, honors a Montana business

MONTANA – Five years after launching the Equal Pay for Equal Work Taskforce, Governor Steve Bullock on National Equal Pay Day renewed his charge to close Montana’s gender wage gap. Bullock unveiled a new Executive Order promoting equal pay while speaking at a Montana business that prioritizes workplace transparency.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Montana Board of Investments Executive Director to Retire

The Montana Board of Investments today announced the pending retirement of Executive Director David Ewer, effective in October 2018. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Housing Trust Fund Grant Awarded to Rehabilitate and Preserve Affordable Homes in Anaconda

Woman in a wheelchair

Missoula’s Homeword Inc, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been awarded $1.4 million from the Montana Department of Commerce’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for the rehabilitation of the Hearthstone Apartments in Anaconda. Hearthstone is an affordable apartment complex where seniors and individuals with disabilities call home.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Department of Commerce Launches Montana’s ‘Opportunity Zone’ Application Process

UPDATE: Local governments must submit their proposals by March 30

A welder works on a pipeline.

The Montana Department of Commerce Tuesday opened the application process for local governments and economic developers to submit their proposals for an Opportunity Zone designation as created by Congress.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Department of Commerce, Butte-Silver Bow Partner to Open Shelter

$200,000 Grant, Local Contributions to Fund Shelter Through Harsh Winter

HELENA, Mont. – Low temperatures and heavy snowfall have created unsafe conditions for Butte’s homeless population, and the Department of Commerce is helping the community to address it by awarding grant funds to operate a shelter this winter.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Commerce’s HOME Program Expands Affordable Housing with Funding to 4 Montana Communities

A rendering of Butte's Copper Ridge Apartments.

Four Montana communities will receive grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist with the development of affordable housing for Montanans.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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