On May 7, 2020 the state of Montana launched several COVID relief grant programs, including the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. Emergency Housing Assistance 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.

For Montana families experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19, the program can pay the difference between 30% of the families’ gross monthly income and their monthly mortgage payment, up to $2,000/month. Initial payments for the program may include up to three months, for families who demonstrate arrears for April and May, with continued inability to make their June payment. Additional details are available on the Montana Housing website.

Total funding available is currently $50 million. The program is funded through Montana’s allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Learn more at https://housing.mt.gov/Rental-Housing/CovidHousingAssist