Eviction report highlights issues facing renters in Montana

Helena Independent Record

A significant portion of people in Montana who faced eviction during the pandemic were either single mothers, very low-income, had mental illness issues in their household before they lost their housing or fell into all those categories. Many also ended up homeless, according to a new report from a team of data analysts and civil legal aid providers.

The Montana Eviction Impact Report was released in November by the nonprofit Montana Legal Services Association and sciGaia, an analytics company.

The report’s main conclusion was that evictions stem mainly from working-class people not being able to afford basic necessities.