Montana, like much of the country, is experiencing a housing crisis. At the start of 2020, the value of a typical home here was $282,277; now it’s $453,567. Such rapid changes prompted Gov. Greg Gianforte to appoint a bipartisan housing task force in summer 2022. The group’s recommendations led the state Legislature to pass a raft of housing-related bills in its 2023 session. Yet many Montanans, who find themselves and their neighbors unhoused, insecurely housed or fiscally imprisoned in dilapidated digs, aren’t seeing solutions.