"Gianforte’s Housing Task Force recognizes the reality of housing regulation and has proposed some innovative carrots and sticks to address it."
"The process to build these homes are quite literally over engineered, meaning savings get passed directly on to the buyer."
"But despite all of the benefits to manufactured housing today, there are still a number of barriers stopping them from being adopted – one of those being zoning."
"Governor Gianforte’s new Housing Task Force marks the beginning of Montana’s united effort to address the regulatory barriers standing in the way of affordable housing."
"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."
Together, Exclusionary Single-Family Zoning and Minimum Lot Areas effectively serve as invisible billboards at the gates of growing Montana neighborhoods which read: “low and middle income residents are not welcome here".
"Of the cities examined, 70% of primary residential areas either outright prohibit or penalize affordable multi-family housing development."
The Frontier Institute's Montana Zoning Atlas demonstrates how strict zoning regulations impact housing costs.