Baucus, Tester announce $5.3 million for Montana

Funding will be used to improve public housing

(GREAT FALLS, Mont.) – Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive another $5.3 million in grants to improve public housing across the state and to make homes safer.

The following communities will receive federal funding to improve public housing:

  • Anaconda: $316,683
  • Billings: $614,656
  • Butte: $618,461
  • Glasgow: $122,568
  • Glendive: $44,333
  • Great Falls: $1,242,716
  • Helena: $774,834
  • Missoula: $427,852
  • Sidney: $186,908
  • Whitefish: $80,312

The money will be used for capital improvements such as modernizing public housing facilities.

In addition, the housing program of the Montana State University Extension Service in Bozeman will receive $873,963 for its housing program.  The money will be used to  eliminate home safety hazards such as lead-based paint.

“All Montanans deserve a place to call home,” said Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.  “These dollars will go a long way in providing Montanans with better housing and opportunity for the future.”

“By improving housing, we invest in people and create jobs,” said Tester, a member of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.  “We’ll rebuild our economy from the ground up by putting Montanans back to work.”

The total $5,303,286 comes to Montana from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.