From Bozeman to Bend, how two cities are responding to growth

Bozeman, Montana can look to Bend for a creative mix of solutions that tackle the issue of affordable housing. As both mountain towns increase in size, Bend has been successful at finding innovative ways to ensure affordable housing remains as average home prices rise. By placing a small fee on building permits, Bend has created a pot of money to ensure housing stays affordable for those who need it most.

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