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Governor Bullock, Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Newly Renovated Affordable Housing

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock and Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of Bigfork's Little Jon Apartments, a 31-unit, newly-renovated affordable housing property.

"These homes are where hard-working Montanans will gather around the dinner table to make memories and realize dreams," said Governor Bullock. "The Little Jon Apartments will be a place that provides affordable homes for families and strengthen the community of Bigfork for many years to come."

The newly-renovated apartments provide affordable rental housing for family households earning 60 percent or less of Bigfork’s Area Median Income (AMI), or about $25,440 for a one-person household. Thanks to this acquisition and renovation, these rental homes will continue to remain affordable for at least 46 years. 

Little Jon also has a new community space for the A.C.E.S. After School program that serves area middle school students after school for homework and project help, team building, service learning projects, and even dinner.   

GMD Development, a Washington-based affordable housing developer and Homeword, a Missoula-based affordable housing developer, put the $4.3 million deal together for the project with $2.5 million in funding from the Montana Department of Commerce Housing Credits program. Other funding sources for the property include Glacier Bank and USDA Rural Development.

For more information, visit our website at housing.mt.gov or call (406) 841-2840.

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