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Governor's Housing Task Force

Overview

On July 14, 2022, Governor Gianforte signed Executive Order No. 5-2022 creating the Governor's Housing Task Force. The Governor charged the task force with providing recommendations to make housing more affordable and attainable for Montanans. The bipartisan Task Force will meet regularly and provide recommendations in written reports to the Governor in October and December 2022. Recommendations may include items the legislature can consider and the governor can sign into law, items state agencies can implement administratively, as well as best practices local jurisdictions can enact.

Supporting Documents

  

Type Date Time Location Agenda & Materials
Housing Task Force  September 28, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m.

DEQ Metcalf Building, room 111
1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena

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Or by phone at: 1-206-337-9723

(Webinar ID: 859 5624 7006 / Passcode: 426553)

Focus: Draft Final Report

Agenda TBD

Housing Task Force  September 8, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m.

DEQ Metcalf Building, room 111
1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena

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Or by phone at: 1-206-337-9723

(Webinar ID: 859 5624 7006 / Passcode: 426553)

Focus: Recommendations & Counter-Opinions

Agenda TBD

Housing Task Force  August 18, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m.

DEQ Metcalf Building, room 111
1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena

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Or by phone at: 1-206-337-9723

(Webinar ID: 859 5624 7006 / Passcode: 426553)

Focus: Ideas & Solutions

Agenda TBD

Regulatory & Permitting Subtask August 15, 2022 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Agenda:

  • 3:30 - 3:40 pm: Welcome, Meeting Purpose
  • 3:40 - 3:50 pm: Recap on issues, ranking exercise
  • 3:50 - 4:30 pm: Discussion of survey results among subtask - ideas and solutions
  • 4:30 - 4:45 pm: Additional discussion of ideas and solutions
  • 4:45 - 5:00 pm: Public comment
Economics & Other Subtask August 11, 2022 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Agenda TBD

Housing Task Force  August 3, 2022 2:30-4:00 p.m.

DEQ Metcalf Building, room 111
1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena

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Or by phone at: 1-206-337-9723

(Webinar ID: 889 2893 9339 / Passcode: 456028)

Agenda:

  • 2:30 pm:  Introduction & Roll Call
  • 2:35 pm: Subtask Reports
  • 3:15 pm: Updates, Logistics & Assignments
  • 3:35 pm: Public Comment
Construction Subtask August 2, 2022 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Agenda:

  • Welcome, Meeting Purpose
  • Discussion of Construction-Related Barriers
  • Consolidate Top Issues and Proposals
  • Rank Challenges
  • Public Comment
Local Issues Subtask August 2, 2022 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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Agenda:

  • Welcome, Meeting Purpose
  • Framing Local Barriers to Housing Inventory
  • Lead & Co-Lead Presentation of Proposals
  • Open Discussion for Additional Issues/Proposals
  • Consolidate Top Issues and Proposals
  • Discuss Ranking Exercise
  • Public Comment
Regulatory & Permitting Subtask July 28, 2022 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Agenda:

  • 1:00 - 1:10 pm: Welcome, Meeting Purpose
  • 1:10 - 1:35 pm: Brainstorming - state and local permitting and regulatory barriers
  • 1:35 - 1:45 pm: Consolidate Brainstorming Issues and Concepts
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm: Ranking Exercise
    2:00 - 2:15 pm: Additional Discussion of Top Issues
  • 2:15 - 2:30 pm: Public Comment
Housing Task Force  July 20, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Governor's Reception Room, State Capitol

Or Zoom webinar at: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/87412032013?pwd=OTA0ZElRTjJLSUV6Z08wM3VWcjNGQT09 

Or by phone at: 1-206-337-9723

(Webinar ID: 874 1203 2013 / Passcode: 292114)

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Governor’s Welcome
  • Overview of the Task Force Role(s)
  • Selection of Vice Chair and Subtask Leads
  • Idea Generation & Moving Ideas to Task Force Recommendations, Overview
  • Set Meeting Schedules July - Sept & Expectations for Subtask Conversations
  • Public Comment
Name Affiliation
Chris Dorrington (Chair) Director of the Department of Environmental Quality
Todd O’Hair (Vice Chair) President and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce
Senator Ellie Boldman (Co-Lead, Economics Subtask) State Legislator (D, Missoula)
Senator Greg Hertz State Legislator (R, Polson)
Representative Danny Tenenbaum  State Legislator (D, Missoula)
Representative Sue Vinton (Co-Lead, Construction Subtask) State Legislator (R, Billings)
Patrick Barkey, Ph.D. Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana
Terry Brockie CEO of Island Mountain Development Group
Ross Butcher Commissioner of Fergus County
Kendall Cotton President and CEO of the Frontier Institute
Nathan Dugan President and co-founder of Shelter WF
Mark Egge (Co-Lead, Regulatory Subtask) Affordable housing advocate, data scientist, and former member of the Bozeman Planning Board
Laurie Esau Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry
Jaclyn Giop President of the Montana Water Well Drillers Association
Eugene Graf Owner of E.G. Construction
Emily Hamilton (Co-Lead, Local Issues Subtask) Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center
Adam Hertz (Co-Lead, Local Issues Subtask) Secretary of the Montana Board of Housing
Amanda Kaster (Co-Lead, Regulatory Subtask) Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Bob Kelly Mayor of Great Falls
Jacob Kuntz (Co-Lead, Construction Subtask) Executive Director of the Helena Area Habitat for Humanity
Bill Leininger President of the Montana Association of Realtors
Scott Osterman Director of the Department of Commerce
Nicole Rolf Senior Director of Governmental Affairs at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation
Mike Smith (Co-Lead, Economics Subtask) Market President of Glacier Bank
Valerie Stacey Environmental Health Specialist with Lewis and Clark County
Don Sterhan Steering Committee member of the Montana Housing Coalition; President and CEO of Mountain Plains Equity Group

Governor's Housing Task Force Meeting Recordings

Governor's Housing Task Force Meeting - August 3, 2022
Governor's Housing Task Force Meeting - July 20, 2022

Subtask Meeting Recordings

Type Date Recording Link
Construction Subtask August 2, 2022 Meeting Recording
Local Issues Subtask August 2, 2022 Meeting Recording
Regulatory & Permitting Subtask  July 28, 2022 Meeting Recording

DEQ Staff Contact : John Benoit 406-444-2802

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