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A Flathead County Neighborhood Becomes Permanently Affordable

Last fall, Devynn Fetter came home to find papers stuck in the door of her home in Columbia Falls, Montana. The paperwork let her know that her community of 30 homes was for sale – and that she and her neighbors had the opportunity to buy it for themselves. Once things were in motion, Hideaway Community was on its way to becoming a Resident Owned Community with Dev at the helm as interim Board President, a role she now permanently holds. Her story was featured in a recent article in the Flathead Beacon talking about the growing affordable housing crisis in the area – Hideaway is now permanently affordable in an area where the average home price has soared to over half a million dollars. We talk about a little bit of everything in this episode with Dev – rapid population growth in Flathead County, how her dad helped her decide to take a leadership role at Hideaway, going door-to-door to answer her neighbors’ questions, the unique skills of Hideaway’s Board, and what’s in store for the new ROC’s future!

Listen to the episode at ROC USA

 

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