CARES Act Grants for Parents

Emergency Housing Assistance Program The Emergency Housing Assistance Program serves eligible Montanan families, who because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to that emergency, have suffered substantial financial hardship and lack sufficient income or resources to pay housing costs. 

  • The program can pay the difference between 30% of the household’s reduced gross monthly income due to COVID-19 impact, and their eligible housing assistance costs (monthly rent or mortgage payment plus monthly hazard insurance, if applicable and not paid directly by mortgage servicer), up to $2,000/month. 
  • A housing assistance calculator is available on our  https://housing.mt.gov/Rental-Housing/CovidHousingAssist 
  • The program can currently assist eligible households with housing costs from April through September 2020.

Total funding available is $50 million.  A comprehensive information resource and application portal is available at COVIDRelief.mt.gov.