HELENA — MTN News reporter Andy Curtis talks with Cheryl Cohen, Montana Housing Operations Manager, 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.
Click here to visit the Montana Emergency Housing Assistance program website. You can also call the agency at 406-841-2840.
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 percent 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-$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.