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Gianforte appoints affordable housing task force | 406 Politics
Politics

Gianforte appoints affordable housing task force | 406 Politics

Gov. Greg Gianforte appointed a committee charged with tackling Montana’s housing crisis Thursday, asking the group to recommend steps the state can take to address affordability and availability.Gianforte signed an executive order Thursday creating the new Housing Advisory Council. The 26-member task force will meet for the first time next week with the directive of making recommendations to the state Legislature and state agencies to “increase the supply of affordable, attainable workforce housing.”“Owning a home is part of the American dream, but for more than a decade, it’s become harder and harder for Montanans to afford to own or rent a home,” Gianforte said in a statement, going on to call current regulations “burdensome.”The executive order also cites a shortage of...
Entertainment Plan for West Bottoms Railroad Bridge Picks Up Steam
Entertainment

Entertainment Plan for West Bottoms Railroad Bridge Picks Up Steam

Share this story Published 1 minute ago Above image credit: Mike Zeller leads a tour of the old Rock Island Bridge where he plans to create an entertainment district over the Kaw River. (Kevin Collison | CityScene) Michael Zeller’s quest to convert an old West Bottoms railroad bridge into an entertainment district over the Kaw River is picking up steam, with construction plans now in place and backing from key local philanthropic foundations. “I think it’s going very well and the prospects are good, that’s why I’m interested,” said investor David Brain, former CEO and founder of EPR Properties, a successful national real ...
Bay Area housing startup offers sleeping pods for $800 a month
Business

Bay Area housing startup offers sleeping pods for $800 a month

In the latest sign that the U.S. housing shortage is reaching crisis levels, a Bay Area startup is offering bunk-bed style pods at $800 a month for up to 14 people to live in a single home. Brownstone Shared Housing, an eight-month-old startup, bills itself as a short-term solution for students or people working on temporary jobs.  Its Palo Alto home houses 14 people in a house with two bathrooms, a kitchen and plentiful communal spaces. For $800 a month, residents of the home, which is close to the Stanford campus, get utilities, internet, a work-from-home space and access to a sleeping pod. Each pod measures 8 feet tall and comes with a built-in fan, electrical lighting, a fold-down desk and charger for electrical gadgets. The pods are stacked two t...