Community Housing Action Plan

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Get Involved! Share Your Ideas!


     Take this survey to help drive the creation of goals and objectives for the Community Housing Action Plan. It will be available for anyone to take until May 30th. Please take a couple of minutes to give us your thoughts!

     Sign up today to be on the mailing list for future workshops by contacting Loren Olsen, Affordable Housing Manager,


Step One for Community Housing Planning in Bozeman is Complete!

The 2019 Bozeman Housing Needs Assessment is now available. 


Help Us With Step Two: City of Bozeman Community Housing Action Plan

What is a Community Housing Action Plan?

     An action planning effort to identify our top Community Housing priorities and design a plan to get housing built for a range of resident and employee housing needs in Bozeman.

Who is developing the plan?

    The City of Bozeman along with the community and partners, CAHAB, and a Working Group.

What is the goal of the action plan process

     Developing a community driven and supported plan that works to substantially increase the provision of quality, affordable housing for residents and local employees (“Community Housing”) over the next 5 to 10 years.  Specifically, this Community Housing Action Plan will:

  • Address needs identified by the 2019 City of Bozeman Community Housing Needs Assessment;
  • Be driven by realistic objectives;
  • Develop and prioritize appropriate housing tools and strategies; and
  • Identify clear steps and responsibilities for implementation and ACTION.
What is the action plan process

     A process that will incorporate public input with “in the weeds” work from the Housing Working Group. Local officials, stakeholders and concerned residents will make the decisions with a consultant team providing technical assistance and expertise on housing solutions. As such, the Plan will be crafted by the community, ensuring local understanding and ownership for success moving forward!


     The schedule below illustrates the Plan process, showing the dates and focus of each meeting, including:

  • Two public workshops (one at the beginning to “set the stage” and one near the end to help finalize results), with opportunities to provide input online if you cannot attend
  • Five Housing Working Group sessions to get into the nitty-gritty details
  • Final plan presentation the end of October


What is the Community Housing Action Plan Working Group and who is in it?

What is the Community Housing Action Plan Working Group and who is in it?

     A group of 20+ community stakeholders representing a range of community interests including:

  • Bozeman School District
  • Bozeman Health
  • Human Resource Development Council
  • Montana State University
  • City Commission
  • Community Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • Gallatin Association of Realtors
  • Lenders
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Montana Building Industry Association (SWMBIA)
  • Employers
  • Bozeman Area Community Foundation
  • Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association
  • Real estate developers
  • Downtown Business Partnership
  • Gallatin County Commission
  • Property Managers
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Prospera Business Network

Upcoming Community Involvement Meetings


Community Housing Action Plan Flyer


May 23, 2019 • Community Housing Goals and Objectives  

  • Where: The Story Mansion
  • When: 11 a.m to 1 p.m or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. *Both meetings are the same
  • Learn about the process for developing the Bozeman Community Housing Action Plan.
  • Help define what the goals and objectives of the community housing program should be by:
    • Providing input on what community values are most important to you.

    • Reacting to existing housing policies of the city identified in the Community Plan and other plans and policies.

    • Providing input on long-term and near-term community housing goals to shape community housing progress.


August 20, 2019 • Open House • Help Shape the Draft Action Plan

  • Where: TBD
  • When: 11 a.m – 1 p.m (location) or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  *Both meetings are the same 
  • Review and comment on the Plan’s draft goals and objectives.
  • Find out about and weigh in on the strategies that have been developed to address community housing needs.
  • Help establish priorities.
  • Provide input on who should be responsible for implementation.