It’s well known there’s a major housing shortage across Montana but it’s too soon to tell what solutions will look like. Patrick Barkey Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana recently acknowledged this uncertainty but highlighted one possibility.
New Reports Detail Housing Shortage In Montana
The housing crisis in Montana is becoming more real. In 2021, for every Montanan that moved out of state, four out-of-staters moved in with Montana seeing 70,000 transplants from California alone. In 2021, 24% of all real estate transactions here were paid for in cash. Most buyers are coming from out of state as folks leave high-priced urban m...
Governor Greg Gianforte Talks Potential Solutions To Housing Shortage
More housing is needed in Montana. On Voices of Montana Governor Greg Gianforte explained what his administration can do to help.
Property Experts Predict Mass Housing Developments Across Montana
Despite rising populations and a need for more housing across Montana many communities are bullish on mass developments in city centers while others worry about expanding city limits. Butte-based land use attorney Abigail St. Lawrence argues that Montana communities are going to have to embrace change one way or another.
Daines Introduces Bill To Aid Communities Near Public Lands
Senator Steve Daines co-sponsored the “Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act” this week. It is intended to support gateway communities and address challenges facing national parks and public lands like increased visitation and housing shortages.
Private Group Highlights Disabled Montanans’s Rights Against Housing Discrimination
The most common housing discrimination issue in Montana is landlords not making accommodations for service and assistance animals, according to Pam Bean executive director of Montana Fair Housing, a private nonprofit that addresses housing discrimination. Bean says accommodations in housing in the state are protected under the federal Fair Hou...
Governor Gianforte To Address Affordable Housing In 2022
Montana faced a number of challenges in 2021 that look to continue for some time in the new year with access to affordable housing being no exception. Governor Greg Gianforte. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/1-06_737.mp3
Montana Housing Prices Among The Fastest Rising In The Country
Montana’s economy has shown resilience and strength through much of 2021. Between 2020 and 2021 home prices in Montana increased by 24.4% placing the state fourth in the nation for the sharpest increase according to the Washington Post. In the state’s largest communities though there is evidence of businesses closing due to labor ...
Montana Justice Rice Files Challenge Against Legislative Lawsuit
Montana Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice was the only justice to file a court challenge against a legislative subpoena seeking his communications regarding any polling conducted on pending legislation. Monday District Court Judge Mike McMahon grilled a state attorney representing the Legislature on Republican lawmakers’ chosen methods of p...