Address & Phone

214 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
406.758.5420

Primary Contact

Cassidy Kipp
[email protected]
www.capnm.net

Services

Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer Counseling
Financial Literacy Education
Financial Literacy Counseling
Rental Education

Counties

Flathead
Lake
Sanders
Lincoln

Organization Description

Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) was founded in 1976 as Northwest Montana Human Resources, Inc. with the overall mission: “to provide services and advocacy to improve lives and strengthen our communities.” CAPNM is a private, non-profit organization with the unique ability to pursue federal, state, private, and local funding sources. This allows the flexibility to focus efforts and maximize resources to benefit the changing needs in the community.

CAPNM is community-based, focusing its efforts on community partnerships that promote individual, family, and community self-sufficiency. The agency continues to target hard to serve individuals by focusing on networking available resources and services in order to promote long-term independence for the individuals served. CAPNM addresses housing, financial, medical, vocational, and educational needs of individuals in the communities that we serve.

CAPNM serves a large geographic area of 13,375 square miles with a total population of over 148,000. Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders are rural counties with limited employment opportunities and low wages. CAPNM is the largest organization in the four county area, providing a wide variety of services to promote self-sufficiency and independence, which allows maximization of resources to benefit more individuals.

Homebuyer Education Classes

Understanding the scope and value of home inspections. Working with a real estate agent who really grasps your needs and price range. Choosing a lender and understanding loan products and terms CAPNM offers its Homebuyer Education class once per month in Kalispell. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Classes are 8 hours over the course of one day or two evenings – see table for course dates, times and locations. This is a great program for both new and experienced home buyers and provides a good opportunity to become a more educated home buyer and homeowner. The class is taught by certified homeownership educators and other professionals from the community who provide presentations on a range of homeownership topics including:

Evaluating your credit and using credit wisely
Budgeting for your household and determining affordability
Choosing insurance policies
Understanding the title insurance and closing process
Maintaining your home so it continues to be an appreciating asset
Registration and Payment

Classes are open until filled, on a first-come first-served basis. Advanced registration is highly recommended.
To register please contact Kiondra Bullock via phone at (406) 758-5420 or email [email protected]

Class Fee: $25 per person.

Class is first come first serve. Registration ends the Friday prior to the class taking place.

If you have special needs such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act please let us know and we can make accommodations for you.

Note: Our classroom is not suitable for children. Please make childcare arrangements.

2018 Class Schedule

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Financial Skill Building

The goal of Financial Skill Building is to provide information and support to help strengthen and improve individual’s and family’s financial knowledge and decision-making skills, so they can achieve financial freedom. **PLEASE NOTE: All classes are held in Kalispell.**

Registration and Payment

To register please contact Kiondra Bullock via phone at (406) 758-5420 or email [email protected]

Class Fee: There is no fee for this class. Class materials are provided.

If you have special needs such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act please let us know and we can make accommodations for you.

2018 Class Schedule

Classes Held from 5:30-8pm
Dates: January 8February 13April 10June 12July 10August 14September 11October 9November 13December 11

Day Classes Noon – 3PM
Dates: January 9January 23February 12February 26March 12March 19April 9April 16May 14May 21June 11July 09July 16August 13September 10September 17October 8October 15November 19December 10December 17

Post Purchase Class

This class is offered monthly. This class will look at maintaining realistic spending plans after a home purchase to ensure financial stability in the first year. We will also discuss other resources available for basic home repairs, weatherization and general home maintenance. **PLEASE NOTE: All classes are held in Kalispell.**

Registration and Payment

To register please contact Kiondra Bullock via phone at (406) 758-5420 or email [email protected]

Class Fee: There is no fee for this class. Class materials are provided.

If you have special needs such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act please let us know and we can make accommodations for you.

2018 Class Schedule

Time: All Classes are 10AM – 3PM
Dates: June 23August 18October 27December 22

The purpose of the Renting Wise Workshop is to help renters get into and maintain decent and affordable housing. This is a great program for renters who are struggling to find housing due to blemishes in their past rental history. It is a great opportunity to become a more educated tenant. With the Renting Wise Workshop, a range of rental-related topics will be covered, including:

  • Repairing Your Credit
  • Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Getting Your Security Deposit Back
  • Effectively Communicating
  • Keeping a Safe and Healthy Home
  • Encouraging Landlords to Give You a Second Chance

Registration: Click here for the registration form. If you have any questions please call (406) 758-5420 or email [email protected]

Workshop Fee: Rent Education Workshops are FREE, but advanced registration is REQUIRED.

Counseling: One on One counseling is free and specific to your situation. Please let the workshop leader know if you want a private appointment. Or, if you are not attending the workshop, please call (406) 758-5420 to make an appointment.

Location: Community Action Partnership of NW MT (CAPNM), 214 Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901

If you have special needs such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act please let us know and we can make accommodations for you.

Note: Childcare and dinner provided for evening workshops.

Questions: Contact 406-758-5420

2018 Class Schedule

Time: Evening Classes 5:30PM – 8PM
Dates: January 22February 27March 27April 24May 22June 26July 24August 28September 25October 23November 27

Day Classes Noon – 3PM
Dates: January 2February 5March 5April 2April 30June 4July 2August 6October 1November 5December 3