Address & Phone
32 South Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59715
The Human Resource Development Council of District IX, Inx. (HRDC IX) was established in 1976 to serve Gallatin, Park and Meagher Counties in Southwestern Montana. HRDC IX is a private, not-for-profit Community Action Agency, dedicated to strengthening community and advancing the quality of peoples’ lives. The organization works to achieve this by developing resources, talent and capital, to help people of all ages and situations confront and overcome obstacles so that they can improve their lives. HRDC IX serves the community in seven program areas: Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, Child and Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating, Efficiency, and Safety, and Community and Economic Development. Through a variety of programs, HRDC IX fosters sustainable results through practical, comprehensive approaches to social and economic challenges. HRDC IX’s Housing Initiative works across all levels of housing security from homelessness to homeownership. The organization operates an emergency shelter and transitional housing, provides rental assistance vouchers, develops affordable housing, offers down payment assistance financing, provides energy assistance and weatherization, and delivers housing education and counseling.
HRDCIX offers its Homebuyer Education class once per month. 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 two evenings or one Saturday – see table at right 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:
Class Location: Classes are held at the Bozeman Library, 626 E. Main St.; Journey Church, 1794 Baxter Lane; at HRDCIX, 32 S. Tracy Ave.; or at Opportunity Bank in Livingston, 123 S. Main St.
Registration: Advanced registration is required. Please email [email protected] or call 406-585-4895
Class Fee: A $25 deposit check is refundable upon attendance
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.
|Dec 3-4||5PM- 9PM||The Commons
1794 E Baxter Lane (Corner of Love Lane)
|5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center-605 South 16th Ave.|
Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.
|February 4 -5||5PM-9PM||Big Sky – 50 Meadow Village Drive #202|
|February 9||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|February 25-26||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|March 11-12||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|March 23||9AM-5PM||First Interstate Bank – 207 West Callender Street, Livingston|
|April 13||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|April 29-30||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|May 11||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|May 20-21||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|June 10-11||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|June 22||9AM-5PM||Big Sky – 50 Meadow Village Drive #202|
|July 15-16||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|August 5-6||5PM-9PM||Opportunity Bank – 123 South Main Street, Livingston|
|September 14||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|September 23-24||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|October 5||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|October 14 -15||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|November 4-5||5PM-9PM||Opportunity Bank – 123 South Main Street, Livingston|
|November 16||9AM-5PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
|December 9-10||5PM-9PM||Gallatin County Detention Center – 605 South 16th Ave.|
You have two options for online homebuyer education: eHome America or Framework. While online education cannot replace the experience of an in-person class, both eHome America and Framework classes provide a comprehensive education on the homebuying journey.
In order to receive your homebuyer education class certificate of completion you will need to complete a one-on-one appointment with one of our HUD-certified housing counselors. This appointment can be done in person or over the phone and can generally be made to fit your schedule.
The content and topics are the same for both classes, but the delivery styles differ slightly. Feel free to choose the class that suits your learning style best. Both classes are HUD- certified, and both have adopted NeighborWorks America’s National Industry Standards.
If you still need advice on which course to take your lender may have a recommendation based on the loan products you are considering, or you may contact your local housing counselor for their perspective. Click HERE to find a counselor in your area.
Once you’ve registered and completed the course you will receive an email from Michelle Rogers at NeighborWorks Montana putting you in touch with the housing counselor in your area to complete your one-on-one counseling session.
Questions? – contact Michelle Rogers at (406) 761-5861 or by email at [email protected]