Address & Phone

509 1st Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.761.5861

Primary Contact

Laura Bolstad
[email protected]
www.nwgf.org

Services

Housing Education
Housing Counseling
Financial Counseling and Coaching
Foreclosure Prevention
Reverse Mortgage Counseling

Counties

Cascade County

Organization Description

NeighborWorks Great Falls builds strong neighborhoods, creates successful homeowners and promotes quality, affordable housing, primarily for low and moderate income families. Since 1980, NeighborWorks Great Falls (NWGF), formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Great Falls, has been revitalizing declining neighborhoods and providing affordable housing to lower-income families. NWGF is a non-profit HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency and their Homeownership Center in Great Falls, Montana provides a full continuum of educational and housing counseling services.

Homebuyer Education Classes

NeighborWorks Great Falls (NWGF) offers monthly Homebuyer Education classes. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education classes provide information on all aspects of homeownership:

  • Fair Housing Act
  • Credit ins & outs
  • Choosing a Lender/loan programs
  • Choosing a Realtor/buy-sell agreements
  • Budget/spending plans
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Home inspection
  • Title company and closing

This class is $75 per household and is a requirement to use any of NeighborWorks financial assistance but is open and encouraged to anyone interested in buying a home. For clients interested in a one-on-one approach in we offer free pre-purchase planning sessions for those who would like additional guidance.

Sign Up Instructions

  1. Login/create a NeighborWorks profile by clicking on the “Sign up” button below.
  2. Completely fill out your customer profile.
  3. Go to the “Appointments/Classes” tab, select the Homebuyer Education course you’d like to attend, register and pay – that’s it you’re all set!

Individualized Appointments

There are one-on-one 45-minute pre-purchase planning sessions available to those that are interested. This appointment is highly recommended, and required to receive a NeighborWorks certificate (certificate needed to obtain NeighborWorks down payment/closing cost assistance). If you’d like an individualized appointment, please upload proof of income to your portal and sign our disclosures after completing your online profile.

After you upload these documents you will be prompted to schedule a free one-on-one appointment under the “Appointments/Classes” tab.  (If you do not upload/sign out the required documents you will not be prompted for an appointment until you do so).

Having trouble with our customer portal? Give us a call at 406-761-5861.

2019 Class Schedule

Location: 509 1st Avenue South

Date Time
December 4-5 5pm-9pm

2020 Class Schedule

Location: 509 1st Avenue South

Date Time
January 15-16 5pm-9pm
February 22 9am-5pm
March 11-12 5pm-9pm
April 15-16 5pm-9pm
May 9 9am-5pm
June 17-18 5pm-9pm
July 15-16 5pm-9pm
August 12-13 5pm-9pm
September 16-17 5pm-9pm
October 14-15 5pm-9pm
November 14 9am-5pm