Baucus, Tester announce money for housing programs
Senators say $160,000 will go to Billings and Missoula
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Two Montana communities will each receive money to develop local strategies to coordinate housing assistance programs, Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced today.
The Housing Authority of the City of Billings and the Missoula Housing Authority will use the money to coordinate the use of assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.
“These are worthwhile programs that provide assistance to folks in need,” Baucus said. “This money will help the communities maximize the federal dollars while helping the maximum number of Montanans.”
“This money is a big step in making sure Montanans have access to affordable housing,” Tester said. “These grants will go a long ways to help folks get back on their feet.”
The Housing Authority of the City of Billings will receive $40,241 and the Missoula Housing Authority will receive $132,000. The grants are through the Family Self Sufficiency Program at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.