"While there is no silver bullet to solving the housing crisis, zoning reform represents low hanging fruit cities can tackle relatively quickly to help address rising housing costs, all without having to spend taxpayer dollars."
"Our leaders can adopt pro-housing reforms that give landowners the freedom to build new homes where they are needed most."
"We are facing the question of whether Montana will continue to be a place where working and middle class folks can afford to build a future for themselves and their families."
"We can’t wait for solutions and hope the problem goes away. If young people can’t afford to live and raise a family here, the future of Montana is at stake."
"Of the cities examined, 70% of primary residential areas either outright prohibit or penalize affordable multi-family housing development."
"Streamlining the process in any way would be a significant factor in saving time and money, and the most important thing – bringing more affordable homes to the market quicker."
The Frontier Institute's Montana Zoning Atlas demonstrates how strict zoning regulations impact housing costs.