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


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 15 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).