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Success Stories

Michael Kornec and Sierra Lode Celebrate home purchases 


NeighborWorks Montana and AWARE Inc. recently hosted a HomeOwnership Celebration at the Helena home of new home buyer Sierra Lode to celebrate her home purchase; and the recent home purchase of Michael Kornec, East Helena.  NeighborWorks has helped over 5000 Montana residents statewide with financing the purchase of their home, and AWARE Inc. has helped over 130 persons with disabilities achieve homeownership.  Sierra and Mike's accomplishments took the dedication of the homeowners and their families along with the collaborative efforts of many organizations and individuals who believe that Home Matters especially for persons with disabilities. 

We appreciate the following: Lieutenant Governor John Walsh, American Federal Savings Bank (special thanks to Gail Mann); The Arc; Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle; First Montana Title Company; Helena Housing Authority (especially Leslie Torgerson); realtors Rita Williams, and Kyle Courchane; Montana Board of Housing; Montana Independent Living Centers Housing Task Force; Montana Department of Commerce HOME and Housing Choice Voucher programs; Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Rocky Mountain Development Council; the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; and USDA Rural Development.  We are grateful for the efforts of our partners in making homeownership dreams come true.