Housing is critical for a family's well-being but an increasing number of households struggle to find and secure a safe and affordable home. Low-income families who face high housing costs are forced to make difficult tradeoffs, forgoing basic necessities in order to keep a roof over their heads. Lack of affordable housing threatens Montana's fiscal health as communities and local government grapple with costs associated with spiking rates of homelessness and demand for emergency services. MBPC is dedicated to studying how housing instability impacts low-income residents and developing policy solutions that support inclusive and economically viable communities.
The new Emergency Rental Assistance funding package can help address Montana’s housing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Montana has the opportunity to deploy this federal rental...Read more
This report outlines the $12 billion in funding to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and activities under the CARES Act.Read more
MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.