Action Resources

We believe in empowering people to help themselves

Poverty in Montana:
Montana Kids Count– an excellent window to national and state data on factors associated with poverty, including current research and models of best practices.

Montana’s Poverty Report Card– a joint project of the MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Services and MSU Extension that provides a detailed examination of poverty at the state, county, and reservation levels in Montana.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Montana

Census Data

Effects of Sequestration on the Poor:

Children in Poverty

The Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program:
Provides timely resolution of disputes between manufacturers, retailers, and installers regarding the responsibility for correction or repair of alleged defects:

Housing/Homelessness Related:
A profile of fair market earnings needed to access housing

The 2012 Montana homeless survey surveyed both sheltered and unsheltered homeless.

Information from the federal Dept. of Housing and Urban Development on many housing challenges and opportunities

A successful comprehensive supportive housing model which is similar to the HRDC process

Multiple Topics:
This is a comprehensive site focusing on “poverty and opportunity.” Major topic areas include the role of families in building resiliency to overcome poverty, as well as issues of aging and poverty, education and poverty, and economic opportunity.

Website for the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The institute is active in the areas of research, training, policy, and practice.


*This resource list is provided through collaboration between HRDC ( and Family Promise of Gallatin Valley ( for discussion purposes and does not reflect the political views of either organization.