Missoula cost of homelessness.

(Missoula – KPAX) The Missoula Economic Partnership (MEP) recently released a report called ‘The Economic Impact of Homelessness in Missoula’ in which data is used to put a price tag on the issue.

The report asserts that homelessness in Missoula has remained relatively stable in the city since 2019, but will continue to be a problem unless several systemic investments are made.

The City of Missoula and Missoula County spend around $4 million combined on programs for the homeless population.

MEP does suggest some solutions to the problem, primarily focused on Improving access to affordable housing, providing more generous government support, and improving access to training and healthcare

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