HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has a new program to provide rental assistance for people who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the pandemic. Gov. Greg Gianforte announced the Montana Rental Assistance Program on Tuesday. The program has $17 million in federal funding and state officials estimate it will help about 8,000 renters stay in their homes. There are income limits, and applicants must have been eligible for unemployment or lost income due to the pandemic and have notices of overdue rent or utility payments. Information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available at housing.mt.gov.