Senators announce $5.5 million for Ft. Peck housing

Indian Housing Grant Will Pay For Upgrades and Improvement For Low Income Housing

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced a $5,468,211 grant to ensure residents on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation have access to quality, affordable housing. 

The Indian Housing Block grant will allow the Fort Peck Housing Authority to complete maintenance, renovations and modernization of low income housing.

“These dollars are all that stands between some folks and rain or excessive heat or the long cold Montana winter,” Baucus said. “This grant is about making sure our neighbors have proper housing so they can focus on getting good paying jobs and building their communities.”

“For the folks on the Fort Peck Reservation, this grant is a lifeline,” Tester said. “If you don’t have a good, safe, maintained roof over your head, little else matters.  Max and I work in the Senate to support this funding because folks like those at the Fort Peck Housing Authority need these dollars to help folks take care of their families.”

The Fort Peck Housing Authority serves more than 800 families in Northeastern Montana.  The grants were awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.