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Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

At Montana Housing, within the Department of Commerce, we are closely monitoring the impacts of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. We will communicate with statewide housing partners any relevant information about COVID-19 and how it affects affordable homes in Montana.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Emergency Housing Assistance Now Available for Montana Families Hardest Hit by COVID-19

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that families who have suffered substantial financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may now apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Housing Assistance program.

Friday, April 17, 2020

3 Montana Health Care Centers to Receive $1.4 Million in Emergency Loans

A Montana hospital room

Three Montana health care centers will receive emergency loan dollars made available by the Montana Facility Finance Authority through a governor’s directive issued late last month. Two additional facilities have financing in process.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses, and sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 9 Montana Communities

Main Street Twin Bridges Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that nine Montana communities will share more than $132,000 in planning grants through the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP). The grants will be used to initiate the development of infrastructure projects in Montana communities.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Governor Bullock to Provide Emergency Rental Assistance to Families Hardest Hit by COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive to provide emergency rental assistance to help families with limited financial resources make ends meet during the unprecedented economic situation caused by COVID-19. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

4 Montana Communities to Receive Coal Trust Funding to Develop Affordable Rental Homes

Funding will help rehabilitate 166 affordable homes in four communities

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that four Montana communities will receive funding to support the rehabilitation of existing affordable rental homes through the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes program. 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Successful Infrastructure Bond Sale to Help Boost Economy Following COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state successfully sold bonds at a historically low interest rate and can move forward with planning infrastructure projects across Montana. The sale of $33 million in bonds will allow the state to begin construction projects that will create jobs and stimulate the economy as soon the projects are ready and it is safe to do so.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Bullock Calls for Census Deadline Extension to Accommodate COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Letter asks U.S. Department of Commerce to move Census deadline from August 14 to at least September 30

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock in a letter today called on U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to extend the deadline for the decennial census from August 14, 2020 to at least September 30, 2020 to ensure an accurate count while allowing for continued health and safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Directives Extended Through April 24 to Protect Montanans by Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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