Zoning Justice Project

Montanans Against Irresponsible Densification, LLC (MAID) v. State of Montana 

Brief Details

Authors
Joe Gay
Attorney
Ari Bargil
Senior Attorney
Date Filed
05/10/2024
Current Court
Montana Supreme Court

In late 2023, faced with a substantial housing shortage, Montana passed some of the most sweeping housing reforms in America. But it was quickly sued by an anti-housing organization that claims, among other things, that existing property owners actually possess a constitutional right to zoning classifications that make it harder for others to use their own properties to create housing.  

The trial court accepted the Plaintiffs arguments and enjoined the reform, preventing it from taking effect. The trial court’s decision is on appeal to the Montana Supreme Court.