Great Falls ground-breaking ceremony held for affordable housing

Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 20:20:00-04
Ground-breaking ceremony held for Rockcress Commons (Photo provided by MT Dept of Commerce)

GREAT FALLS – A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Rockcress Commons project in Great Falls on Friday.

Rockcress Commons will be a 124-unit affordable housing property; it’s located near 23rd Street South along the north side of 24th Avenue South.

Rockcress Commons will have 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units that will include modern amenities and renewable heating systems.

Among those participating in the event were Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and state Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote,

“We know that our communities thrive when their workers can afford to live and raise their families close to good-paying jobs,” said Lt. Gov. Cooney. “That is why it is so important we recognize and celebrate Rockcress Commons, a place that will provide a safe and affordable home for local hard-working Montanans for many years to come.”

According to a press release from the Montana Department of Commerce, Rockcress Commons will provide affordable rent for at least 46 years for families and individuals earning 60% or less of Area Median Income (AMI). In Great Falls, 60% of AMI is currently $32,040 for a two-person household.