Story after story about high home prices and low wages can be discouraging. But it’s important to remember that there are Montana solutions to these Montana challenges that we can be a part of.
Montana’s real estate market can be one of opportunity for everybody. Our communities can be welcoming places where Veterans returning from service can have homes and raise their families. They can be supportive places where our elders can continue to live healthily. And they can be safe places where kids eat dinner, learn, spend time with family and play with neighbors.
When people can afford their homes, the economic and social return provides benefit for us all. People living within their means can become more involved in local groups, associations and neighborhoods. Small businesses reap the benefit of stable workers and people spending locally.
Effective community planning and policy needs our engagement to best serve Montanans. I urge you to seek out those engagement opportunities in your community so that each Montana child, Veteran and senior has a safe place to call home.