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Q&A: Montana’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program

Posted at 12:39 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 14:59:17-04

GREAT FALLS — MTN News reporter Andy Curtis talked with Montana Housing Operations Manager Cheryl Cohen about Montana’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

The program provides 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.

Initial payments may include up to three months assistance where the eligible household can demonstrate arrears for April and May, with continual inability to make their June payment.

Montana Housing will pay the difference between 30% of the household’s current gross monthly income and their eligible housing assistance costs, up to $2,000 a month. Household income limits range from $75,000-to-$125,000 based on family size.

The program is funded through Montana’s allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Click here to visit the Montana Emergency Housing Assistance program website. You can also call the agency at 406-841-2840.

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