Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $20,000
Substandard housing creates risks for health problems such as asthma and hip fractures, among others. This project seeks to identify new partners and collaborative, scalable solutions to repair and replace old and poorly maintained manufactured homes in western Montana, with an initial focus on Pablo and Missoula. Manufactured housing is an important form of affordable housing in Montana, but upwards of 30,000 homes are in need of repair or replacement. This project will explore shared interests with the healthcare and energy sectors, and create a task force in western Montana to identify collaborative solutions to make manufactured home repair and replacement accessible and affordable – leading to improved health outcomes for low-income people.