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Montana Facility Finance Authority Celebrates 35 Years and $3 Billion Assisting Montana Health Care Providers

The Montana Department of Commerce is proud to announce 35 years of the Montana Facility Finance Authority. Recently, the program reached a lifetime milestone of providing more than $3 billion of financing and low-interest loans for non-profit health care organizations in Montana.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Montana Tourism Campaign Wins Big at ESTO

Takes Home 3 Mercury Awards

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development and its advertising and marketing agency, Hoffman York, took home three prestigious Mercury Awards at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Conference held in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 14.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Categories: Market MT

Commerce to Help Preserve Affordable Housing in Culbertson and Wolf Point

Culbertson Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce recently awarded $840,000 of federal funding to assist with the acquisition and rehabilitation of Roosevelt Villas, two affordable apartment buildings located in Culbertson and Wolf Point.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

Hiking

Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Montana Housing Increases Homeownership Opportunities with Down Payment Assistance Program

June is homeownership month

Residential homes

It’s not uncommon that first-time homebuyers can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but struggle to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

8 Montana Communities to Move Forward with Housing Tax Credits Applications

More than $31 million will be awarded in November

The Montana Board of Housing meeting on Monday, June 4

The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) Monday gathered for a public meeting to decide which Montana communities to invite to move forward with Housing Tax Credits applications.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Honor Affordable Housing Champions

Revonda Stordhal, Executive Director, Butte Housing Authority 

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today presented awards to Montana’s affordable housing champions during the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference.

Tuesday, May 1, 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

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

Broadband for Montana Schools Awards 2 Grants, Additional Funding Available

Schools can learn how to access funding during a Feb. 23 webinar

Internet fiber cables

Two Montana public schools have been awarded state match funds to pay for special construction charges for broadband upgrades, increasing Internet access for their students.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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