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.

Policy Basics: The Housing Choice Voucher Program

All Montanans deserve a safe, affordable, and stable place to call home. The federal Housing Choice Voucher program is an important tool that we can use to achieve that ideal. There are several...

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Federal Emergency Rental Assistance: Keeping Montanans Housed During the Pandemic and into the Future

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...

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CARES Act: Funding for Housing and Homelessness

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Housing: An Overlooked Solution to Reducing Children in the Foster Care System

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State and Local Strategies to Improve Housing Affordability

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Investments in Affordable Housing for Renters Strengthens Montana Communities

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

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.