In other parts of the state, housing counselors in Bozeman say their concern lies in apartments and rental houses.
“The situation is a little bit different in Bozeman,” says Anna Stone, a housing counselor with the Human Resource Development Council in Bozeman. “ We aren’t working directly with as many people who are using MERA funds for hotel stays. We were more using it for folks we wanted to connect with permanent housing.”
“It was incredible to connect so many people to that assistance,” Stone said. “It felt like a relief valve.”