Housing & Community Development

Creating a Diverse and Vibrant Missoula  

Through public and private partnerships, the Office of Housing and Community Development invests in the following initiatives:
  • Increase housing options that are affordable to all levels of our community
  • Ensure a strong safety net for those living in poverty through the implementation of Reaching Home: Missoula's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness
  • Support economic development opportunities to help our community grow

Fair Housing Survey - Participation Requested

The City of Missoula is partnering with the Montana Department of Commerce, the City of Billings and the City of Great Falls to gather feedback from you that can help us find ways to improve fair housing opportunities.  We would like you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey.  Our goal is to get a sense of what housing issues are most pressing for Montanans in the Missoula area.  We hope that you will help pass on this survey and help us reach as many Montanans as possible.  

Please be aware the survey does end on September 30th.  The answers given are private.  Individual data will not be shared but data may be summarized and shared with other agencies.  Thank you for your time and effort.

2018 Fair Housing Survey


Every year, a series of public meetings are held to determine the most urgent community needs. The information you provide guides how we distribute U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for housing and community development projects to assist low- and moderate-income residents of our community. Funds may be used to expand, maintain or improve the supply of housing; offer human services; promote economic development; and construct or rehabilitate public infrastructure.

On October 1, 2018 the City and County will launch a joint Community Needs Assessment online survey.  A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 4:00 – 5:30 at the Missoula Public Library Large Meeting room. We hope to see you there!

For more information about the annual Community Needs Assessment, please contact Montana James (mjames@ci.missoula.mt.us) or Colin Woodrow (cwoodrow@ci.missoula.mt.us).