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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

Montana Housing Partnership Conference Rescheduled to May 2021

A one-day virtual event will take place on June 16, 2020

To protect against the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 Montana Housing and NeighborWorks Montana have decided to move to a one-day virtual format for the annual housing partnership conference originally scheduled for June 15-17, and postpone an in-person conference to May of 2021. While we are incredibly disappointed we won’t be gathering in person this year, the health and safety of our sponsors and attendees is our number one priority.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Montana Housing to Take Mortgage Payments by Phone, Mail Only

Customer Service Window to Temporarily Close

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that the customer service window at Montana Housing will be temporarily closed to public visitors starting Monday, March 23, to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Help Guide Policy and Investment for Montana Housing, Community Development

2020 Consolidated Plan Hearing on March 23

The Montana Departments of Commerce (Commerce) and Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) invite you to participate in a public hearing Monday, March 23, 2020, concerning the state’s five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Survey: How should HUD dollars be used in Montana for housing and community development needs?

Participate in the 2020 Housing and Community Development Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The State of Montana is developing a five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. The five-year plan, also known as the “Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development” is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess Montana’s needs and current conditions as well as to determine priorities and allocate HUD funding. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Commerce Announces $4.5 Million in Housing Trust Fund and HOME Awards

Funding will support 294 affordable homes in Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that four affordable housing developers representing four Montana communities will share more than $4.5 million of federal funding through the Housing Trust Fund and HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The money will be used to support the construction, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental homes in Montana.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Department of Commerce Announces 29 Montana Communities to Receive Planning Grants

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that 29 Montana communities will share more than $900,000 of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. These grants will support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Department of Commerce Awards $1.3 Million in Grant Funds to Help Businesses Create and Retain Jobs

An historic hotel and rural community hospital will share $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development grants to create and retain jobs, the Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Commerce Director Rice Announces Opening of New Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced Wednesday the Department is now accepting applications for the Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program. The new grant program is designed to support the preservation of historical sites, societies and museums in Montana. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million to Develop Affordable Homes

Now accepting applications to the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that for the first time, state dollars are now available to develop affordable rental homes. Commerce’s Montana Housing is accepting applications for the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program. The new program makes available $15 million of Coal Tax Trust Fund dollars to develop affordable rental homes by providing developers with low-interest rate loans.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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