Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Residents Located West And North Of The Missouri River Asked To Limit Water Usage

The City of Great Falls is asking residents located west and north of the Missouri River (homes located in Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) to limit their water usage, specifically in regards to watering and irrigating their yards.

Tester, Daines introduce Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Ac

Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines introduced legislation to finalize a decades-old water rights settlement for the Blackfeet tribe. The Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act will resolve all claims to water rights on the Blackfeet Reservation and ensure access to reliable and clean water for the communities within the Reservation, as well as farms, ranches, and businesses in the surrounding area.

TESTER, DAINES INTRODUCE BLACKFEET WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT ACT

Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines introduced legislation to finalize a decades-old water rights settlement for the Blackfeet tribe. The Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act will resolve all claims to water rights on the Blackfeet Reservation and ensure access to reliable and clean water for the communities within the Reservation, as well as farms, ranches, and businesses in the surrounding area

Montana Delegation Introduces Legislation to Ensure Completion of Montana Hydro Projects

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, along with Representative Ryan Zinke, are introducing legislation in the Senate and House to ensure the completion of two hydroelectric facilities in Montana.

The delegation’s bills will provide for the reinstatement and three-year extension of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for Clark Canyon Dam Hydro Project in Dillon...

Tester calls for swift reauthorization of Native American Housing initiative

Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), an initiative that awards block grants for tribes and tribal housing authorities, passed unanimously out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

HUD Reports An Increase Of Native Americans Homeowners In The Rocky Mountain Region

In Montana, over 300 families were able to secure mortgage financing on trust land that otherwise was nearly impossible to obtain.

Governor Bullock and Director O’Leary Announce $4 Million to Enhance Senior Housing in Missoula

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the recent award of $4,035,550 in federal Housing Credits to the Missoula Housing Authority to assist with the rehabilitation of River Ridge Apartments. The River Ridge complex has 70 units available to low-income and disabled seniors. The federal funding is being made available through the Montana Board of Housing

TESTER URGES FOR QUICK REAUTHORIZATION AS NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING GRANT INITIATIVE ADVANCES THROUGH THE...

Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), an initiative that awards block grants for tribes and tribal housing authorities in order to make investments in housing in Native American communities.

Public Comment Period Open for State of Montana’s National Disaster Resilience Grant Application

The Montana Department of Commerce is preparing the State of Montana’s application for Community Development Block Grant – National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Request for Proposals: Downtown Helena Master Plan

The Helena Business Improvement District (HBID) is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to assist the HBID and the City of Helena in creating a Downtown Helena Master Plan.

TESTER: STATE OF NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING IS IN CRISIS

(U.S. SENATE)-Vice Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee Jon Tester today described the state of Native American housing as a "crisis" and pushed for increased resources for Indian housing programs, including improving and reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA)

Tester strengthens grassroots support for Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Senator Jon Tester today held a listening session on his bipartisan Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act that levels the playing field and creates jobs in Montana's renewable energy sector.

Tester applauds housing finance reform ‘breakthrough’

Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and lead sponsor of the Housing Finance and Taxpayer Protection Act, today released the following statement after Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced an agreement to move forward with housing finance reform legislation

ON THE ‘TRAILER’ OF HOUSING IN MONTANA’S BOOM AND BUST ECONOMY

When workers have needed a place to hang their hat during a Montana boom and bust cycle, transportable housing has come riding to the rescue.

Tester receives leadership award for efforts to keep Montana cabins affordable

Montana cabin owners today recognized Senator Jon Tester's determined efforts to keep family cabins affordable in the face of skyrocketing land values.

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How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible