Community Housing Needs Assessment

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We need your feedback on the most urgent community needs related to housing in Missoula. Housing costs in Missoula continue to rise, outpacing wages. Now is your chance to provide feedback on the most urgent community needs related to housing in Missoula.

I’m not low income. Should I still respond?
Yes! Housing costs in Missoula continue to rise, outpacing wages. Increased affordability in Missoula benefits each and every one of us.

Fill out the survey below.
The 3-5 minute survey will be active through February 5, 2021.

Attend the public meeting to provide further input.

DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: RSVP on Zoom Here


How does this apply to me?

The 2018 City of Missoula Annual Housing Assessment showed that 25.1% of homeowners and 50.4% of renters are “cost burdened,” or paying more than 30% of their income on housing costs. Since 2007, the overall proportion of cost burdened owners has decreased significantly. Your survey responses to the Community Needs Assessment can help focus federal housing funds to lower this proportion even further.

Missoula has an acute supply shortage of homeownership options affordable to households earning below 120% of the area median income. In other words, even those making up to 120% of area median income (AMI) in Missoula could be considered cost-burdened. That means those earning approximately $94,000/year! For more on AMI, click here.

Your responses to the survey not only fulfill a funding requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but also provide important feedback that directs federal dollars to programs that support housing objectives you want to see supported.



We need your feedback on the most urgent community needs related to housing in Missoula. Housing costs in Missoula continue to rise, outpacing wages. Now is your chance to provide feedback on the most urgent community needs related to housing in Missoula.

I’m not low income. Should I still respond?
Yes! Housing costs in Missoula continue to rise, outpacing wages. Increased affordability in Missoula benefits each and every one of us.

Fill out the survey below.
The 3-5 minute survey will be active through February 5, 2021.

Attend the public meeting to provide further input.

DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: RSVP on Zoom Here


How does this apply to me?

The 2018 City of Missoula Annual Housing Assessment showed that 25.1% of homeowners and 50.4% of renters are “cost burdened,” or paying more than 30% of their income on housing costs. Since 2007, the overall proportion of cost burdened owners has decreased significantly. Your survey responses to the Community Needs Assessment can help focus federal housing funds to lower this proportion even further.

Missoula has an acute supply shortage of homeownership options affordable to households earning below 120% of the area median income. In other words, even those making up to 120% of area median income (AMI) in Missoula could be considered cost-burdened. That means those earning approximately $94,000/year! For more on AMI, click here.

Your responses to the survey not only fulfill a funding requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but also provide important feedback that directs federal dollars to programs that support housing objectives you want to see supported.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Each year the City of Missoula’s Office of Community Planning, Development & Innovation seeks community feedback in order to identify top needs related to housing in the Missoula community. This community needs assessment is an opportunity to gather feedback and fulfill a funding requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This survey will take approximately 3-5 minutes of your time.


    Your participation and feedback are greatly appreciated!

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