HRDC Community Needs Assessment 2019

The HRDC Community Needs Assessment is a compilation of survey data, customer data, as well as census estimates. In addition to these pieces, the needs assessment relies heavily on the supplemental sources available in our community, both qualitative and quantitative.

Supplemental sources could include but are not limited to: housing
assessments, health needs assessments, news articles, community
outreach materials, housing action plans as well as numerous other sources.

We rely heavily on our partners’ data sets as well as the supplemental sources available to us when compiling our needs assessment. Our needs assessment’s primary function is to be a community tool, easily utilized by anyone. We have a detailed site source in back, listing all sources we gleaned from throughout this process. Each source is divided by need and includes a brief description of the source itself.

2019 Community Needs Assessment

If you have any questions about this survey or would like a hard copy (limited quantities available), please email

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HRDC District IX has released a COVID-19 addendum found HERE.  The intention of this addendum is to provide an overview of how COVID-19 has affected our service area of Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties thus far as well as the country at large.  We understand this pandemic has had profound effects on our community and customers alike.   Please note as the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, so too is the data.  We will update this addendum periodically to reflect the trends and current data we have available to us.

Community Conversations

We will be hosting a Community Conversation Series for each of the communities in our service area.  The intention with these conversations is to engage key stakeholders, community partners, and HRDC staff and board on the priority needs identified in each of these communities as well as some of the ideas gleaned from our strategic planning sessions, data, and research garnered throughout our community needs assessment process. The links below will take you to the Zoom meetings where you may add them to your calendar.  We look forward to your participation!

Community Conversation – Belgrade – Monday December 7, 2020 (12-1:30pm)

Community Conversation – Bozeman – Tuesday December 8, 2020 (2-3:30pm)

Community Conversation – Manhattan – Wednesday December 9, 2020 (10-11:30am)

Community Conversation – Three Forks – Thursday December 10, 2020 (1-2:30pm)

Community Conversation – Big Sky – Friday December 11, 2020 (2-3:30pm)

Community Conversation – White Sulphur Springs – Monday December 14, 2020 (1-2:30pm)

Community Conversation – Livingston – Tuesday December 15, 2020 (2-3:30pm)

Community Conversation – Gardiner – Wednesday December 16, 2020 (10-11:30am)

Community Conversation – West Yellowstone – Thursday December 17, 2020 (3-4:30pm)

Please contact Katharine Sutphen if you have any issues signing up! Katharine Sutphen

Thank you and please reach out should you have any questions or concerns!