Thank you for being a part of this Fair Housing survey.
 
The cities of Billings, Great Falls and Missoula and the State of Montana are required to complete an Analysis of Fair Housing every 5 years to receive grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All four groups have chosen to work together to create the upcoming Assessment of Fair Housing plan. This survey is the first of many steps in doing so and will include questions about your home, neighborhood and town. The data compiled from this will provide information to create policy and strategies to improve fair housing across the state.
 
This same survey can also be found at the following links: 
The survey should take about 10 minutes of your time. The survey will be open until September 30th, so be sure to get your responses in! The answers you give are private. Individual data will not be shared  but data may be summarized and shared with other agencies.
 
 

*Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided upon request. If you need this document in an alternative format such as large print, Braille, audiotape, or electronic file, please contact the Department of Commerce at (406) 841-2700, TDD (406) 841-2702, or Relay Services number, 711. 

What is your Zip Code?

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* 1. What is your Zip Code?

Based on your monthly income before taxes, how much of your monthly income do you spend on housing?

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* 2. Based on your monthly income before taxes, how much of your monthly income do you spend on housing?

Has your housing cost changed in the past 5 years?

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* 3. Has your housing cost changed in the past 5 years?

What caused the change in your housing cost?

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* 4. What caused the change in your housing cost?

What type of housing do you currently live in?

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* 5. What type of housing do you currently live in?

What is your current housing situation?

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* 6. What is your current housing situation?

Do you receive housing assistance? If so please explain the type of assistance.

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* 7. Do you receive housing assistance? If so please explain the type of assistance.

Only If you are a renter, answer the following:
How important are the following factors in your housing choice? (If a statement does not pertain to you, please leave blank.)

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* 8. Only If you are a renter, answer the following:
How important are the following factors in your housing choice? (If a statement does not pertain to you, please leave blank.)

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
I could afford to pay for housing
Housing that accommodates disability of household member
Housing large enough for my household
My credit history and/or credit score
The amount of money I had for deposit
Housing was available in the neighborhood I chose
Concern that I would not be welcome in that neighborhood
Only if you are a homeowner, answer the following:
How important are the following factors in your housing choice? (If a statement does not pertain to you, please leave blank.)

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* 9. Only if you are a homeowner, answer the following:
How important are the following factors in your housing choice? (If a statement does not pertain to you, please leave blank.)

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
I could afford to pay for housing
Housing that accommodates disability of household member
Housing large enough for my household
My credit history and/or credit score
The amount of money I had for deposit
Housing was available in the neighborhood I chose
Concern that I would not be welcome in that neighborhood
Have you ever experienced or witnessed housing discrimination in the state of Montana?

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* 10. Have you ever experienced or witnessed housing discrimination in the state of Montana?

On what grounds do you believe you witnessed housing discrimination?

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* 11. On what grounds do you believe you witnessed housing discrimination?

Which of the following best describes the person or organization that you witnessed engaging in discriminatory behavior?

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* 12. Which of the following best describes the person or organization that you witnessed engaging in discriminatory behavior?

What did you do or would you do if you experienced or witnessed housing discrimination?

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* 13. What did you do or would you do if you experienced or witnessed housing discrimination?

Do you know anyone in Montana who has faced the following?

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* 14. Do you know anyone in Montana who has faced the following?

Please respond to each statement.

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* 15. Please respond to each statement.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
I am satisfied with the schools in my area.
There are quality jobs in my neighborhood.
There is access to public transit close to my neighborhood.
There is enough parking in my area of town.
There are plenty of parks, playgrounds, or green space.
There is a pharmacy close to my house.
There is a public library close to my house.
There are grocery stores close to my neighborhood.
There are banks and credit unions near my place of living.
The conditions of the homes in my neighborhood are acceptable.
The streets and sidewalks near my home are well kept.
There are plenty of other public spaces near my home.
The streets and sidewalks in my neighborhood have adequate lighting.
Which of these, if any, have made your housing choice or situation worse?

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* 16. Which of these, if any, have made your housing choice or situation worse?

Who do you turn to when faced with the housing struggles identified in question 16?

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* 17. Who do you turn to when faced with the housing struggles identified in question 16?

How familiar are you with Fair Housing Laws?

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* 18. How familiar are you with Fair Housing Laws?

Do you think Federal and/or State Fair Housing Laws are difficult to understand or follow?

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* 19. Do you think Federal and/or State Fair Housing Laws are difficult to understand or follow?

What is your race and ethnicity?

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* 20. What is your race and ethnicity?

What is your first language?

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* 21. What is your first language?

Are you, or someone in your household living with a disability?

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* 22. Are you, or someone in your household living with a disability?

What is your highest level of education?

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* 23. What is your highest level of education?

Please describe your household. (Children are persons under 18 years old)

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* 24. Please describe your household. (Children are persons under 18 years old)

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Adults
Children
Which of these best describes your work status?

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* 25. Which of these best describes your work status?

What is your income range?

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* 26. What is your income range?

Do you have any comments about fair housing in your community?

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* 27. Do you have any comments about fair housing in your community?

(Optional)
Previous questions will remain anonymous. By answering questions 28 and 29, you will be added to a contact list to be entered in the raffle.

Our Housing Team will be hosting outreach events to learn more about Fair Housing in Montana.

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* 28. (Optional)
Previous questions will remain anonymous. By answering questions 28 and 29, you will be added to a contact list to be entered in the raffle.

Our Housing Team will be hosting outreach events to learn more about Fair Housing in Montana.

If you checked one or both boxes in the previous question, provide contact information below. 

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* 29. If you checked one or both boxes in the previous question, provide contact information below. 

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