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BOZEMAN, Mont. — Affordable housing is like the guest that just won’t leave. No question that it’s a serious problem in Montana and certainly in Bozeman with continuously increasing home prices.
Democrat Rep. Zack Brown of House District 63 has introduced House Bill No. 494 to redefine travel trailers as “tiny houses” for housing to be regulated, but allowed by local governments.
Language from the bill, “It is the intent of the legislature: (1) to empower local governments to allow and regulate tiny homes and tiny homes on wheels for residential use; (2) that a tiny home on wheels be treated as a travel trailer while in transit; and (3) that a tiny home on wheels be taxed as a mobile home when used as a residence.”
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