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Jul 12, 2019

More than $1 Million Awarded to Great Falls for Affordable Housing Thanks to Tester

Two grants will provide funding for low income housing construction and restoration

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the City of Great Falls will receive two grants worth more than $1 million to build and repair housing for low income Montanans.

The $1,067,754 in funding-which is provided by the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program and the HOME program-is allocated to local governments for affordable housing development, community development, and expansion of economic opportunities for low-to-moderate income families.

"Everyone in Montana deserves to have a place that they can call home," Tester said. "These grants will help Great Falls build and maintain safe, affordable housing so folks don't have to break the bank to put a roof over their families' heads."

The grants are funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG program is providing $794,666 to help Great Falls construct and restore housing for low and moderate income families. The remaining $273,088 supplied by the HOME program will specifically go towards low and very low income family housing.

Tester is a strong advocate for expanding affordable housing opportunities in Montana. Through his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, he played a key role in negotiating a bipartisan budget deal that made substantial investments into affordable housing initiatives including the HOME and CDBG programs. Earlier this year he helped secure more than $4 million for Public Housing Authorities across Montana and more than $26 million for affordable housing in Indian Country.

Read more about Tester's efforts to expand affordable housing in Montana HERE.

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.

Billings

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

Bozeman

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

Butte

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

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

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

Missoula

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

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