Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program provides rent and utility assistance to Montanans who have been financially impacted, directly, or indirectly, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters can apply directly for rental and utility assistance, and landlords can apply on behalf of renters so long as the application includes the renter’s co-signature and required documentation.

NeighborWorks Montana and its network of partners are here to help you apply for assistance. Check out the ways you can apply today!

Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance program on your own at HOUSING.MT.GOV. This link will take you to the state’s application page where you will be able to fill out the application electronically, attach any required documents, and submit your application on your own.

If you want or need help filling out the application, you can:

1. Schedule an appointment with one of our application processors who will assist you by phone.
2. Get help in-person at one of the locations listed below. Please call the organization closest to you to find out more about their hours of availability.

Schedule an Appointment (appointment will be done by phone)

Schedule an Appointment (these are locations that offer in-person appointments)

Organization Organization Address Phone
HRDC 7 Billings 7 North 31st Street
Billings MT 59101
406-247-4732
HRDC 9 Bozeman 32 South Tracy Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-587-4486
Action, Inc. 25 W Silver Street
Butte, MT 59701
406-533-6855
Opportunities, Inc. 905 1st Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401
406-761-0310
St. Vincent De Paul 426 Central Avenue West
Great Falls, MT 59404
406-761-0870
HRDC 6 Lewistown 300 1st Avenue North, Suite 203
Lewistown, MT
406-535-7488
HRDC 11 Missoula 1801 South Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
406-728-3710
HRDC 9 Livingston 111 South 2nd Street
Livingston, MT 59047
406-222-0896
RMDC (District 8) 648 North Jackson
Helena, MT 59624
406-457-7368
Action for Eastern MT 2030 N Merrill
Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-3564
Kalispell (District 10) 214 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59904
406-752-6565

 

Helpful Hints

Prior to your appointment, here’s a list of documents that would be helpful for you to have!

FOR RENTERS:

    • Lease Agreement
    • Demonstration of need:
      • A late rent or eviction notice
      • Utility bill, late payment notice or shut off notice
    • Income documentation:
      • 2020 IRS tax return
        OR
      • Documentation of all household member income sources for the most recent two months, which may include:
        • Paystubs for wages earned for the past two months
        • Most recent Social Security or pension award letter
        • TANF statement
        • Unemployment insurance benefit statement
        • Evidence of child support income for the past two months
        • Self-employment 2020- Schedule C or profit and loss statement
        • Documentation of other income for the past two months

FOR LANDLORDS

  • Gather the W9 for the appropriate rental property where you have notified a renter of a late payment or sent an eviction notice
  • You will need your renter’s signature on the application once you are ready to submit

To address frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.