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.
If you're concerned about your ability to pay your bill, please contact them right away.
Phone and internet:
FCC announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. In order to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity. More than 700 companies and associations have signed the Chairman's pledge to Keep Americans Connected. These companies have vowed to:
United Way is supporting communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19, protecting the most vulnerable. Helping people most in need access food, shelter, vital information and more through United Way’s global network. Services are available throughout Montana.
File For Unemployment
If you, as an independent contractor, have not yet filed for unemployment, a site has been created specifically for those who work as independent contractors, self-employed, or gig workers. Before you file, have the following items prepared:
If you have questions or need assistance, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) office can be reached at 406-444-3382 or PUAClaims@mt.gov
Montana Citizens' Advocate
If you have filed for unemployment and haven't received your benefits and/or are unsuccessful in speaking with someone at Montana Works or the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), we encourage you to call or email the Montana Citizens' Advocate. Their job is in the name - they work to advocate on behalf of Montanans and offers direction and assistance within state government.
Montana Citizens' Advocate Office can be reached at (855) 318-1330 or (406) 444-3468 or by e-mail at email@example.com.