Modular homes from oilfields to become Missoula housing

By: 
The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. — Modular homes that are left over from the boom in the Bakken oilfields will soon be helping house people in Missoula.

The Missoulian reports that Missoula nonprofit Homeword has acquired 10 of the small units that were originally meant for oil workers and will be offering them as affordable housing.

Homeword executive director Andrea Davis says she is excited to provide small homes to low-income residents.

The homes had been headed for Sidney, Montana, as workforce housing, but as oil prices has dropped the need for homes near oilfields also plummeted.

The Human Resource Defense Council in Bozeman also purchased 75 of the units to help the housing market there.

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