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Apr 16, 2019

Tester Announces More Than $26 Million for Affordable Housing in Indian Country

$26,251,574 in grants awarded to Montana’s Tribal communities to expand housing initiatives

(Big Sandy, MT) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that Montana's Tribes have been awarded more than $26 million in grant funding to bolster affordable housing in Indian Country.

"All Montanans should have a place to call home, but far too many in Indian Country struggle to find one," Tester said. "These resources will give Tribes a much-needed boost to their housing initiatives, allowing them to provide more folks with safe, affordable places to live."

The grants are awarded under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the development and operation of low-income housing.

Grant Awards:

  • Blackfeet Tribe - $6,549,078.00
  • Chippewa Cree Tribe- $2,574,468.00
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes - $4,817,761.00
  • Crow Tribe - $2,232,573.00
  • Fort Belknap Indian Community - $2,161,053.00
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes- $5,100,112.00
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe - $2,816,529.00

Tester has long supported the development of affordable housing in Indian Country. Earlier this year, he played a key role in negotiating a budget deal that invested millions into Tribal housing initiatives. He also introduced the Tribal HUD-VASH Act to provide rental and housing assistance to homeless and at-risk Native American veterans.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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