Housing Policy

City of Missoula Housing Policy aims to create a cohesive policy and program approach in the city to minimize barriers and provide financial incentives where possible to promote the production and preservation of diverse, healthy, and safe homes that all Missoulians can afford.

Housing Policy Vision

Homes build strong communities.

  • Safe and healthy homes are the foundation of childhood educational success.

  • A diversity of home types and affordability levels allow for a robust and thriving local economy.

  • Safe and healthy homes support individual and community health.

  • Access to homes we can afford enables Missoulians to improve our circumstances and thrive in our community.


Housing Policy Update, August 2018 (PDF)

Housing Policy Update Recorded, August 2018

Housing Policy Update, December 2018 (PDF) - Includes Technical Working Group Membership Rosters 

Housing Policy Update Recorded, December 2018

Housing Policy Steering Committee

In December of 2017 Mayor Engen invited a diverse group of citizen stakeholders to inform HCDin the development of a guiding framework and broad based strategies to address housing supply and attainability.

Process Documents and Local Guiding Research

HPSC Membership (PDF)

HPSC Recommendations to City Council (PDF)

Making Missoula Home (PDF)

2018 MOR Annual Housing Report (PDF)

Montana Budget and Policy Center Rental Housing Report (PDF)

Technical Working Groups

HCD is currently moving into Phase II of housing policy work. This phase will be defined by the creation of Technical Working Groups, to distill the broad direction provided by the HPSC into specific policy recommendations. This work will take place between August and December of 2018.

Process Documents

TWG Structure (PDF)

Innovation and Capacity Building TWG Meeting Minutes

Regulation and Code TWG Meeting Minutes

Public Education and Outreach Meeting Minutes 

Creating and Preserving True Affordable Housing Meeting Minutes