Going into the winter season, funding continues to be a challenge, as does the shelter’s limited occupancy amid growing need. Last year, the shelter provided services to more than 700 people, up from approximately 500 the year before. Jenna Huey, HRDC’s Emergency Shelter Services Manager, expects that number to rise as the city of Bozeman continues to struggle with a lack of affordable housing. “The shelter is just one teeny piece of the overall housing scarcity in our community,” said Huey. “And we’re not an answer, we’re not a solution. Solutions mean that the issue is resolved.”
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