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Housing Solutions Lab

Helping cities plan, launch, and evaluate equitable housing policies


Missoula, MT Missoula is part of the Housing Solutions Lab’s 2022 Peer Cities Network. The Network meets regularly with peers in small and midsize cities for shared learning and problem-solving and serves to support city leaders as they design policies that address pressing housing challenges while advancing racial and health equity.

lhs-case-studyThis Housing Strategy Profile features Missoula, MT’s first comprehensive city-wide housing plan which focuses on four main policy areas (“Policy Action Areas”) to encourage production, preservation, and access to affordable housing.

Analyze Icon Our Housing Needs Assessment Tool shows that Missoula households headed by someone under 35 or over 85 are far more likely to rent.Bar chart showing very high share of renters for households headed by under 35 or 85+, with substantial declines in intervenening age cohorts.

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