Winter months can be so unpredictable, especially in Montana. One year we can have 9 months of cold frigid winter and the next year we can have more 50 degree days than we have 20 degree days.

With the unexpected temperatures comes unexpected heating bills. One month you may only be paying $50-$60 dollars and the next month your bill may double. It's times like this that make it incredibly hard to budget for your expenses.


When times are difficult and finances are not the same every month, some may find themselves in a bind. Do you buy groceries or do you pay your electric. A decision that doesn't have a favorable outcome? You need to have both. This is where The HRDC comes into action.

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The HRCD released the following statement for you to use in a time of need:

Heating costs can cause a household’s energy bill to increase significantly during the winter. HRDC administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which provides heat bill supplements and Energy Share of Montana which provides year-round emergency assistance to prevent utility disconnection and assists with hot water heater or furnace repairs. Learn more at



The HRDC's last initiative states:

We believe in building a better community through supporting our neighbors across Southwest Montana with nearly 50 different programming initiatives. Learn about our latest efforts below and connect with an HRDC program here.

We don't want anyone to feel like they don't have anyone or anywhere to turn. Reach out to The HRDC today with any questions or concerns. They are there to help.

cc: The HRDC

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