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2024 Montana Housing Partnership Conference Wrap Up

The Montana Housing Partnership extends deep gratitude to those near and far who joined us for the 2024 Montana Housing Partnership Conference in Missoula, our largest in-person conference to date! With an incredible lineup of speakers, sessions, and networking events, this year’s conference was one for the books. Each year we are fascinated by the wealth of knowledge that our speakers and attendees bring to the conference. We hope the discussions and connections made will advance affordable housing solutions, in Montana and throughout the nation. From all of us with the Montana Housing Partnership, a huge thank you to all those who participated in making the conference so impactful.

2024 Montana Housing Partnership Conference by the numbers:

  • 375 attendees from 23 states
  • 4 plenary sessions, 14 breakout sessions, and 2 tours
  • 77 presenters representing California, Georgia, DC, Minneapolis, Montana, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Illinois
  • 49 amazing national and regional sponsors
  • $2,500 donated to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation thanks to Give Back Sponsor, Kinetic Valuation Group
  • $3,000 awarded to NeighborWorks Great Falls, thanks to the People’s Choice Award Sponsor, Clearwater Credit Union
  • Tons of networking and fun with 464 messages sent between attendees, 61 photos shared, and 5 networking meetups created


We are happy to announce that NeighborWorks Great Falls (NWGF) won the 2024 People’s Choice Award by one vote! NWGF will receive $3,000 toward the production of a video for their organization, helping tell their story and the important work they are doing in Cascade County. This award was sponsored by Clearwater Credit Union.


Thanks to our sponsor, Kinetic Valuation Group, the 2024 Community Give Back funds have been given to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLFC).

The Seeley Lake Community Foundation strengthens Seeley Lake while keeping it special. In this unincorporated rural community, the SLCF functions as a clearinghouse of knowledge on community needs and opportunities, as a hub for charitable giving, and a mechanism for savvy, collaborative solutions to local issues.

Next year, they will celebrate 25 years! Below is a list of their biggest accomplishments:

  • SLCF Community Grants: $364,000 awarded to 41 non-profits for local projects
  • Change Your Pace Challenge: $632,000 raised through our community-wide giving campaign since 2016
  • I Ride Seeley Lake: 2,000 rides and 100,000 miles driven getting community members to medical appointments since 2017
  • Seeley Lake Sunday Market: Weekly summer market offering socializing and rural economic opportunities
  • Glass recycling: 25,000 pounds of glass saved from the landfill and over $13,000 raised for Seeley Lake schools since 2021


Attendees, don’t forgot that you can use the Whova website and/or mobile app to continue conversations and view all of the sessions until August 22, 2024. To see the recorded plenary sessions, visit NeighborWorks Montana’s YouTube channel.


Please join us in recognizing the amazing sponsors who supported the 2024 Montana Housing Partnership Conference. Their dedicated and generous support is vital to an event like this, and we can’t thank them enough for affirming the work we all do. Please visit their websites by clicking their linked names below.