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Lewistown, MT 59457

Emergency Housing

Emergency Housing Assistance CARES Act

The Corona Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020 will provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves job for American industries.

The CARES Act has provided funds through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program to help individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming with short-term emergency rental assistance in order to maintain or achieve housing stability.

If you or anyone you know is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please feel free to refer them to our agency. Click here for an application.

Contact us if you would like us to email or send you one via regular mail.

If you have any questions about the ESG-CARES Act program, please give us a call at (406)535-7488 or toll-free at (800)766-3018.

District 6 HRDC serves the following counties for the Emergency Housing CARES Act

Central Montana 

Eastern Montana

  • Fergus
  • Golden Valley
  • Judith Basin
  • Musselshell
  • Petroleum
  • Wheatland
  • Dawson
  • Garfield
  • McCone
  • Prairie
  • Richland
  • Wibaux


US Department of Housing

Temporary Concerns Regarding Rent and Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent click here to view flyer.


Montana Housing’s Emergency Housing Assistance program provides rent, security deposit, mortgage payment, and/ or hazard insurance assistance as-needed for Montanans who have lost a job or substantial income loss as a result of COVID-19.

Initial payments may include up to three months assistance where the eligible household can demonstrate arrears for April and May, with continual inability to make their June payment. Montana Housing will pay the difference between 30 percent of the household’s current gross monthly income and their eligible housing assistance costs, up to $2,000 a month. Household income limits range from $75,000-$125,000 based on family size. Montanans receiving other forms of housing assistance are not eligible.

Total funding available is currently $50 million. The program is funded through Montana’s allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

click here to apply