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*NEW* Montana Department of Commerce, Emergency Housing Assistance Program
The Emergency Housing Assistance program will provide rent, security deposit, mortgage payment, and/ or hazard insurance assistance as-needed for Montanans who have lost a job or substantial income loss as a result of COVID-19. Montana Housing will pay the difference between 25 percent of the household’s reduced net monthly income due to COVID-19 impact, and their eligible housing assistance costs, with a minimum payment of $250 per month and up to $2,000 a month. Household income limits range from $75,000-$125,000 based on family size. Montanans receiving other forms of housing assistance are not eligible. Total funding available is $50 million.
406.841.2840 | HOUSING.MT.GOV
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Rental Housing Programs
The USDA RD maintains a searchable database of RD-subsidized apartment projects across the state. Many of these units include rental subsidies. This database does not indicate if a project has vacancies but is valuable resource.
Available to: Everyone meeting program requirements
855-576-2674 | https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_state.jsp?home=NO
Montana Housing Search: http://mthousingsearch.com/

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Affordable Apartment Search
HUD maintains a searchable database of HUD-subsidized apartment projects across the state. Many of these units include rental subsidies. This database does not indicate if a project has vacancies but is valuable resource.
Available to: Everyone meeting program requirements
https://apps.hud.gov/apps/section8/step2.cfm?state=MT%2CMontana  
Montana Housing Search: http://mthousingsearch.com/

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Approved Housing Counseling Agencies
Housing counseling is a service offered to homebuyers, homeowners, renters, and those who are impacted by disasters. For reliable results, it is critical to use a HUD-approved agency that will help to guide you through the resources you may be able to access.
Available to: Everyone
800-569-4287 | https://apps.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm?&webListAction=search&searchstate=MT
Other: https://www.nwmt.org/project-type/homebuyer-education-counseling/ 

Montana Department of Commerce, Housing Credit Program
The Montana Housing (Tax) Credit Program finances the development of affordable rental units across the state. These units can be rented to households that meet income qualifications. If a family is displaced by a disaster, it may qualify for one of these units, if available. If a disaster is declared federally, there are often exceptions to certain rules for housing programs. These exceptions will be noted, if available.
Available to: Everyone meeting program requirements
406-841-2840 | http://housing.mt.gov/MFDevelopment
Montana Housing Search: http://mthousingsearch.com/

Montana Department of Commerce, Project-Based Section 8 Programs
The Montana Housing Project-Based Section 8 Programs are rental projects across the state that were developed under HUD program specifications. These units can be rented to households with qualifying income. An added benefit to these properties is that a rental subsidy is attached to each unit. This gives renters security, knowing they only need to pay 30% of their income toward rent. If a family is displaced by a disaster, it may qualify for one of these units, if available. If a disaster is declared federally, there are often exceptions to certain rules for housing programs. These exceptions will be noted, if available.
Available to: Everyone meeting program requirements
406-841-2840 | http://housing.mt.gov/PBS8Properties  
Montana Housing Search: http://mthousingsearch.com/


DIRECTOR'S OFFICE | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | PO BOX 200501 | HELENA, MT 59620-0501 | P: 406.841.2700 | F: 406.841.2701 | TDD: 406.841.2702
 

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