Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Blackfeet Housing has new funding available to assist renters with rental arrears, utility arrears, prospective (future) rent.

Blackfeet Housing offers eligible households assistance with current or late rent, energy or  utility bills, and other housing costs dating back to the start of the pandemic. Applicants must be a rental resident who has experienced homelessness or housing instability, and has a household income at or below 80% of the area median income. Preference is to ANY renter in Glacier or Pondera Counties first, Tribal Members in other Montana Counties second, and ANY Tribal members living outside of Montana third.

Blackfeet Housing is now accepting applications to assist everyone with rent payments, regardless of location. We have a from that can be filled out to assist both tenants and landlords are seeking assistance in paying both past and current rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit 

The FCC has an Emergency Broadband Benefit available to qualified households. The program helps families and households that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50.00 per month towards broadband services for eligible households and up to $75.00 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.