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Trouble finding housing in Bozeman? The city wants to know

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BOZEMAN - With the median price for a single-family home hitting $400,000, the city of Bozeman is asking people about their experiences finding homes in the city.

As the City of Bozeman works to develop their Affordable Housing Work Plan, they are asking for community input on the housing needs of those in the area. To understand Bozeman's affordable housing needs, they are asking the community to complete a survey as part of their Community Housing Needs Assessment. 

The 11-question anonymous survey asks things like whether you're a renter or a buyer, whether you pay too much for rent and how you feel about affordable housing.

City Communications Director Melody Mileur says the survey will be extremely useful:

"As part of the first steps in creating the Affordable Housing Work Plan the City of Bozeman is completing a Community Housing Needs Assessment. It is extremely important throughout the process that we receive community feedback to inform the details of the plan. To begin we are asking the community to complete a short survey about affordable housing and how it affects them," she wrote in a press release.

According to the city's website, Bozeman is working to develop a long-term plan to meet the housing needs of residents by providing affordable housing. They define affordable housing as not spending more than one-third of your monthly income on housing, something that they say is currently not possible for many Bozemanites. 

The city say it wants to encourage Bozeman's major employers to help create plans for housing their employees. 

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the median price for single family homes in Bozeman is over $400,000.  

Click here to take the Bozeman Affordable Housing Survey. 

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