We Advocate for Housing Policy to Benefit All of Montana
The Montana Housing Coalition (MHC) advocates for a coherent state housing policy that creates homes that working families, seniors, and Montanans with disabilities can afford to rent or buy.
The coalition envisions playing a central role in creating housing and community development that produces desirable, healthy, thriving, and affordable communities.
We must work together to use our collective knowledge and experience to not only raise awareness of the housing challenges across the state, but also to be part of crafting the solutions.
Home Matters: ‘Home is Where Jobs Go to Sleep at Night’
>> Montana's homeownership rate has dropped from 70% to 67% since 2006.
>> Since 1990, Montana rents have increased 26%, compared to 16% nationally.
>> Housing prices are growing faster than incomes across the state.
>> Montana business cannot hire new employees unless they have a place to live. “Home is where jobs go to sleep at night.”
>> Nearly 30,000 Montana homes are in poor or very poor condition.
>> Housing has been identified as one of the biggest obstacles for those being released from prison in terms of their success in making the transition.
>> An estimated 10% of children in foster care cannot be reunited with their families solely because the family lacks adequate housing.
>> Businesses seeking to relocate in Montana cite a lack of housing as an impediment, impacting future economic growth.