Tester Announces More Than $600,000 to Boost Affordable Housing in Montana

$601,000 in grants awarded to NeighborWorks programs across state

(Big Sandy, Mont.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that two NeighborWorks programs in Montana are receiving grants to help increase access to affordable home ownership, provide housing education, and improve home conditions across the state.

The grants award $305,000 to NeighborWorks Montana and $296,000 to NeighborWorks Great Falls, both of which increase access to quality, affordable housing for low-income Montanans.

“NeighborWorks is helping folks across our state buy homes and build lasting, healthy communities,” Tester said. “These grants will help these great organizations continue to provide more Montanans with the tools they need to find a place to call home.”

The grants are administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provide the NeighborWorks programs with unrestricted funds to support basic operations and investments in real estate development and lending.

Tester has been a strong supporter of expanding affordable housing. Earlier this year, he helped negotiate a funding deal that makes substantial investments in affordable housing initiatives, including $150 million for NeighborWorks programs across the country.

Read more about Tester’s work to expand affordable housing HERE.