Community Housing

Housing lies at the heart of any person's and community’s wellbeing. Whitefish is no exception. As an increasing number of people in Whitefish struggle to find adequate housing at a price they can afford, they are forced to move elsewhere in search of shelter and stability. Displacement increases as housing costs continue to rise, and we all lose individual friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors, and workers. As a community, we collectively lose resilience and connectedness, plus we all have a harder time accessing the services that keep us healthy, safe, and in love with Whitefish. That's why the City of Whitefish is working with a variety of local, regional, and statewide partners to build a strong community housing ecosystem.

What is community housing? 

Housing that is affordable for community members that live and work in the Whitefish area that is not being provided by the housing market. This term refers to a range of household income levels for which market-priced housing is unattainable, including both the traditionally low-income housing, as well as middle income, and, in Whitefish, upper middle income. 

What do we know about housing in Whitefish? 

Check out our new area housing needs assessment to better understand how a national housing affordability crisis is affecting our community and neighbors. 

2022 Community Housing Needs Assessment

This needs assessment is the key document that was created to inform the update of our Community Housing Roadmap. Learn more about the update process here.

2022 Whitefish Community Housing Roadmap

Whitefish Housing Refresh 2022

Following the completion of the Community Housing Needs Adjustment, the City of Whitefish is moving forward with updating our housing strategy through a six-month process. To do this, the City put together a team of current Strategic Housing Plan Steering Committee members with local professionals and leaders across sectors that influence the housing market. All information regarding Housing Refresh 2022 can be found here.