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Impact of Housing and Community Development Investments Detailed in New Report

The Montana Department of Commerce released its comprehensive report on the impact of its work as the administrators of a group of Federal Housing programs that serve Montanans across the state.  Broken down by jurisdiction, the publication provides a complete description of each individual Housing and Community Development program in each county and Tribal Reservation in Montana.  Included in each section is a reference to the model used to estimate the economic impact stimulated by the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing and public facilities in Montana.

Friday, March 25, 2016
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Larkspur Commons Ground Breaking

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Deputy Director of Commerce Doug Mitchell travelled to Bozeman for the ground breaking at the new Larkspur Commons housing project.

Friday, March 25, 2016
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Hillview Apartments in Havre Celebrates Grand Opening

Governor Steve Bullock and the Department of Commerce Housing Division join celebration

Governor Steve Bullock received cheers from the children who live at Hillview Apartments as he cut the ribbon to celebrate the Grand Opening on October 7th, 2015. 

HillviewApartments, originally constructed in 1969, had begun to show the wear and tear of its 46 years of service.  GMD Development, LLC and Homeword, Inc. received $6,250,000 in financing from the Montana Board of Housing in 2013, to acquire and rehabilitate the 52 apartments in Havre.  In addition, the Human Resource Development Council, HRDC4, was invited to provide a Head Start school on site.  The work was recently finished and the community was invited to tour the updated and improved property.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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Governor Bullock and Director O'Leary Announce $4 Million to Enhance Senior Housing in Missoula

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the recent award of $4,035,550 in federal Housing Credits to the Missoula Housing Authority to assist with the rehabilitation of River Ridge Apartments. The River Ridge complex has 70 units available to low-income and disabled seniors. The federal funding is being made available through the Montana Board of Housing.

“Montana seniors have helped to build our state and make it a place we can all be proud to call home. This project will ensure they can continue to live and thrive in a community they love,” said Bullock. “My administration will continue to work with communities across Montana to increase access to safe, quality, and affordable housing for those who need it most.”

Monday, April 6, 2015
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Department of Commerce Announces $600,000 Grant to City of Missoula for Low-Income Housing Assistance

City of Missoula Receives Grant

HELENA - Today, Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the recent award of $600,000 to the City of Missoula. The grant will be used to assist low- and very low-income households to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to prospective homeowners. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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