MRA board will fund improvements for affordable home project

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 11:16:59-04

MISSOULA – The City of Missoula will help a local housing agency complete plans to build a development of small, affordable homes.

Homeword purchased the 10 "tiny homes" when they weren’t needed as housing for the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota two years ago.  The plans were to find a place for the modular units which are smaller than 550-square-feet and cost between $89,000 and $100,000.

Homeword has now acquired a lot off of Montana Street that’s large enough for six of the units. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency has agreed to give Homeword just over $93,000 to help connect the project to utilities and develop the site.

The city had previously helped Homeword with funds to acquire the property as well as to access $75,000 in federal money to clean up the former salvage yard property