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Housing Needs Assessment & Work Plan RFP

The city will be conducting interviews with prospective consultants the week of August 13th.  For more information on the process, please contact Matthew Madsen, Affordable Housing Program Manager at 406-582-2953 or 

Affordable Housing Program

The definition of Affordable is not spending more than 1/3 of your monthly income on housing.  For many, this is not possible.  As Bozeman continues to grow, the City is working to develop a long-term plan to meet the housing needs of all of its residents.  This plan will spur the creation and development of an Affordable Housing Work Plan.   The newly created Affordable Housing Program is a division of the Community Development Department.

Community Survey

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the online survey.  Due to the overwhelming number of responses, we are closing the survey early so that we can compile all the data. 

There will be additional opportunities to get involved as we start the housing needs assessment process so please stay tuned for your chance to give more input as we develop the City of Bozeman's Housing Work Plan.


City of Bozeman Strategic Plan


The City Commission has identified Affordable Housing as one of it's strategic goals. 

4.5 Housing and Transportation Choices - Vigorously encourage, through a wide variety of actions, the development of sustainable and lasting housing options for under-served individuals and families and improve mobility options that accommodate all travel modes.


a) Enhance Non-motorized Transportation.

b) Develop a Comprehensive Affordable Housing Action Plan that includes, but is not limited to:

1. Mandates the creation of affordable housing across all dwelling unit types.

2. Provides prescribed flexibility in the manner in which the mandate can be accomplished. 

3. Provides a substantial, broad-based and reliable source of funding for the construction of affordable housing and for affordable housing loans.

4. Actively encourages Bozeman’s major employers to develop workforce housing programs for their employees.

Want to get involved?  The Community Affordable Housing Advisory Board (CAHAB) meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month and works to help advance the City of Bozeman's Affordable Housing Plan.  Click here for more details.

Have questions or creative ideas around Affordable Housing?  Contact Matthew Madsen, Affordable Housing Program Manager, or (406) 582-2953