Address & Phone

509 1st Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.761.5861

Primary Contact

Laura Bolstad
[email protected]
www.nwgf.org

Services

Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer Counseling
Post-Purchase Education
Financial Literacy Counseling
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
HECM 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 Credit
  • Choosing a lender/loan programs
  • Choosing a Realtor/buy-sell agreements
  • Spending Plans
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home Inspection
  • Closing on your loan

How To Sign Up – Please Read:
All Homebuyer Education applicants must submit income documentation with the attached application. Proof of income must include:

  • Pay stubs covering a 30-day period
  • Current Federal Income Tax Return (only if you do not have pay stubs)
  • W2’s (only if you do not have pay stubs)
  • SSDI or SSI award letter and a current bank statement showing deposit
  • Child support award letter and a current bank statement showing deposit

The class fee of $75 (cash, check, or card), is due upon the return of this packet.

If you are interested in utilizing our programs, or need a certificate or completion for another program, you will be asked to sign up for a 45-minute planning session with our educator.

Within this application packet, you will be asked to complete an authorization form permitting the NWGF counselors to access your credit report, which will be reviewed during your Planning Session. If you already have a current credit report (within the last 30-days), you will need to complete a portion of the authorization form and NWGF will note that you will provide your own credit report for the Credit Counseling session.

Getting started with the home buying process can be overwhelming. The good news is, you are not alone – we are here to help!

2018 Class Schedule

Date Time
January 17 & 18 5-9pm
February 17 9am to 5pm
March 14 & 15 5-9pm
April 18 & 19 5-9pm
May 19 9-5pm
June 20 & 21 5-9pm
July 18 & 19 5-9pm
August 15 & 16 5-9pm
September 22 9-5pm
October 17 & 18 5-9pm
November 14 & 15 5-9pm

NeighborWorks Great Falls (NWGF) NeighborWorks Great Falls (NWGF) offers free Post-Purchase Classes two times a year. The purpose of the class is to discuss issues that come up after a home purchase and to spread the word about available resources. The classes are required for anyone who uses our services to buy a home.

  • Home maintenance
  • Being a good neighbor
  • Budget/saving ideas
  • Tax options
  • Homeowners insurance
  • How to read a mortgage statement
  • What is an escrow account?
  • Credit reports; how to write dispute letters
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Rehabilitation loans

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the Learning Center at NeighborWorks Great Falls, 509 1st Ave. S., Great Falls.

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.

Post-Purchase Class Schedule

Date Time
June 2, 2016 6:00 – 9:00PM
October 4, 2016 6:00 – 9:00PM
January 5, 2017 5:30 – 9:30PM
April 6, 2017 5:30 – 9:30PM
July 12, 2017 5:30 – 9:30PM
October 5, 2017 5:30 – 9:30PM
June 2, 2016 6:00 – 9:00PM