Bill that would nix Bozeman’s affordable housing policies receives support in House

A bill that would decimate Bozeman’s affordable housing ordinance received overwhelming support in the Montana House of Representatives on Monday.


House Bill 259 would prohibit local governments from requiring developers to pay a fee that would go to providing homes at specified prices or for people in specific income levels or from dedicating property for that housing. It takes aim at “inclusionary zoning,” which is the basis for Bozeman’s affordable housing ordinance.