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COVID-19 Government Information: Housing, Financial, & Funeral Assistance

Introduction

This section contains information pertaining to public resources concerning housing, evictions, financial assistance, and obtaining financial and resource assistance for funerals.

 

Please note that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has extended its temporary eviction ban through June 30, 2021.

More information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/pdf/CDC-Eviction-Moratorium-03292021.pdf

Montana Emergency Housing Assistance

The Montana Emergency Housing Assistance program is now live!

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is available for Montanans who have lost household income because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of housing instability. Find more information here:  https://housing.mt.gov/Rental-Housing/Montana-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program

Montana Renters: What You Should Know

FAQ's for Montana Renters related to Coronavirushttps://www.montanalawhelp.org/resource/faqs-for-montana-renters-related-to-coronavirus-regular-updates

 

What Protections for Renters Exist in Montana Because of the Pandemic?

https://www.montanalawhelp.org/resource/what-protections-for-renters-exist-in-montana-because-of-the-pandemic

If you rent a place to live in Montana, this article can help you:

  • Learn if you are covered by any protections because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article covers protections from evictions, as well as other protections, such as late fees and rent increases.
  • Find free forms that you can send to your landlord to tell them if you’re protected.

Financial Assistance

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Coming soon: Emergency Broadband Benefit!

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) hopes to roll out the Emergency Broadband Benefit program by the end of April. This FCC program will help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic, and will include: 

  • $50 per month discount on broadband service
  • $75 per month for households on Tribal Land 
  • One-time discount up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

For more information on eligibility and the latest updates check out the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit page:

https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

 

Funeral Assistance

FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program is now live.

The program provides financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Call the dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for the program at 1-844-684-6333, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time. You can also find more information at FEMA's Funeral Assistance page: 

https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance