Public invited to attend Eastern Plains housing conference, Oct. 26 in Glendive

  The “Eastern Plains Housing Conference”, scheduled for Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., was organized by the Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation, with help from area partners, as a means of specifically addressing the unique housing issues facing eastern Montana.  It will be held at the Hungry Joe Hall in Glendive. 

Representatives and attendees alike will be able to voice concerns and make comments regarding area housing needs and the demographics that shape our communities.
The conference format will touch on a wide variety of topics, as presented by representatives from the counties that comprise eastern Montana, economic developers from Montana and western North Dakota, as well as presenters from the Montana Board of Housing and NeighborWorks. Discussion topics will include a review of several area projects that have found successful and innovative ways to provide housing options for area residents, in addition to a comprehensive look at the social and economic conditions that affect eastern Montanans.
The goal of the conference is to begin a dialog that will hopefully result in finding solutions to the regional housing shortage. It will be a chance for representatives and attendees to make valuable contacts and network with other communities facing similar housing issues.
Please RSVP to Economic Development Assistant Elizabeth Smith by contacting her at or 406-853-3840. You may also contact EPEDC Executive Director Jason Rittal at or phone 406-698-3255.

Published Oct. 13, 2010

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