Address & Phone

1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 116A
Missoula, MT 59808
406.532.4663

Primary Contact

Brendan Moles
[email protected]
www.homeword.org

Services

Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer Counseling
Financial Literacy Education
Financial Literacy and Budget Counseling
Rental Counseling

Counties

Organization Description

Homeword uses sustainable methods to provide safe, healthy homes people can afford and strengthens community through housing counseling and education for those in need.

Historically the demand for homes Montanans can afford to rent or buy has exceeded the supply. Wages in the state are low while the cost of living remains high. In the current housing market of low supply and high demand, renters and homeowners alike find themselves especially challenged by issues of housing affordability.

Homeword recognizes these very real problems and seeks to address them with ecologically sound and socially responsible solutions. It all begins with our core belief—the simple notion that we cannot build for the future by destroying the environment today. We provide high-quality, sustainably-built homes that our residents are proud to live in and that the community as a whole is proud to support. We also teach financial literacy and renter workshops, as well as provide homebuyer education and counseling, as the first steps towards self-empowerment and self-sufficiency. This holistic approach continues to prove successful for us, our communities, and, most importantly, for those in need.

Homebuyer Education Classes

Classes are nine hours and open to the public. They are offered monthly and run either three consecutive evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm or all day Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, depending on the month. Refreshments are provided. Check the calendar for upcoming classes.

Registration and Payment

Registration: Advanced registration is required. Please register online at www.homeword.org or call 406.532.4663 x10 for more information.

The class is $25 per person or $40 per household. Payment is due at the time of registration and registration fees are nonrefundable.

Vouchers are available for free offsite childcare during class. Please call  (406) 532-4663 if you are interested in childcare vouchers.

You are responsible to re-schedule any classes missed. Classes fill up quickly so be sure to call ahead to re-schedule.

Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation. Please call (406) 532-4663 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY).

2019 Class Schedule

Where: Homeward Missoula, 1535 Liberty Ln #116a, Missoula, MT 59808

Date

Time

January 22-23-24

6PM-9PM

February 16

9AM-6PM
March 23

9AM-6PM

April 9-10-11

6PM-9PM

May 7-8-9

6PM-9PM

June 22

9AM-6PM

Financial Literacy

Want to take control of your money? Our free Financial Literacy class will teach you how, including:

  • Building a budget that works for you
  • Saving for future goals and emergencies
  • Managing/rebuilding your credit
  • Avoiding financial pitfalls and consumer traps
  • Learn investing terms and strategies
  • Understanding taxes and insurance

The class material has been developed based on national curriculums from FDIC and NeighborWorks America. Classes are taught by a certified financial counselor and other professionals in the community who volunteer their time by providing expert instruction on a range of financial topics.

These nine-hour classes are free and open to the public. They are offered monthly and run either three consecutive evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm or all-day Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, depending on the month. Registration online at www.homeword.org.

Vouchers are available for free offsite childcare during class. Please call (406) 532-4663 if you are interested in childcare vouchers.

Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation. Please call (406) 532-4663 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY).

Financial Counseling

Create an action plan to take control of your money, get out of debt, build your savings and make wise decisions with your money.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Katie Sadowski at (406) 532-4663 x23 or [email protected].

2019 Financial Literacy Class Schedule

Location: 1535 Liberty Lane, #116A, Missoula

Date

Time

January

No class

February 5-6-7

6PM-9PM

March 2

9AM-6PM

April 20

9AM-6PM

May 18

9AM-6PM

June 11-12-13 6PM-9PM

Renter Education

Are you rent wise? Our free Rent Wise workshop will teach you the keys to successful renting, including:

  • Household budgeting
  • Impacts of credit and rental history
  • Fair housing practices
  • Landlord perspectives
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Finding and getting into rental housing

Rent Wise Workshop Schedule

December 13, 3PM-5PM
1500 West Broadway Street, Suite A.