Missoula, MT (2013)

Poverello Center

NMTC financing for the Poverello Center, Missoula’s only emergency homeless shelter, faced a critical need.


  • NMTC Amount: $5,723,000
  • Total Project Cost: $5,895,632


  • 15 FTE jobs
  • 35 construction jobs
  • Project includes a Federally Qualified Health Center.



Project Description

Poverello – Health care facility: The Poverello Center, Missoula’s only emergency homeless shelter, faced a critical need. Most nights, families and individuals were turned away because all 70 beds were filled, with up to 20 more people sleeping on blankets in the cafeteria and offices. Returning veterans also needed separate spaces and programs. With a combination of donor support, grants, loans from MoFi and US Bank, and New Markets Tax Credit financing, the new center opened in 2015, providing those in need with a safe place to spend the night when they need it most.


Address: 1106 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

Census Tract: 30063000201

Voices from the Community

The NMTC allowed us to build a new emergency shelter and soup kitchen for the most vulnerable in our community. Our old facility was a dilapidated mess. Our new building allows us to provide food, shelter, help and hope to all who ask in a dignified facility.

-Amy Allison Thompson, Executive Director, Poverello Center, Inc., Missoula, Montana

NMTCs allowed the Poverello Center to build a new homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Missoula, MT. This new facility has allowed us to provide services to the most vulnerable people in our community with dignity and respect, in a space designed for our services to be provided efficiently. Without these resources, we would not be able to do the hard work we do each day. We are so grateful for our facility and all it does for our community.

-Amy Allison Thompson, Poverello Center, Inc., Missoula, Montana

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