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Pandemic-Era Emergency Rental Assistance Program Announces Final Application Deadline

The Montana Department of Commerce's Montana Housing Division announced March 17 it will no longer accept applications for the pandemic-era Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MERA) starting Friday, March 24, 2023. MERA, which began providing rental assistance to Montana households during the pandemic in 2021, reaches its end as the pandemic-era U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance program runs out of funds available to states.

"Montana has stretched what funding was provided from the U.S. Treasury through ERA a long way," said Cheryl Cohen, Administrator of the...

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