General Contact Information
How to Get Help
People interested in taking one of our classes can register at www.homeword.org. People interested in living in one of our Missoula rental homes can contact Tamarack Property Management at 406-493-0752.
Who We Are
Homeword uses sustainable methods to provide safe, healthy homes people can afford and strengthens community through housing counseling and education for those in need.
Since 1994, we’ve created or preserved 1,102 homes for more than 1,700 Montanans, including 580 children, at 26 properties in 11 communities around the state. Currently we are developing or preserving 288 more homes, adding two additional communities to our reach. Since 1997, our walk-in Regional HomeOwnership Center has empowered more than 15,000 people through homebuyer, financial and renter education and counseling.
Our clients are as diverse as our state. We empower Montanans of all ages, including working Montanans, seniors on fixed incomes, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, Veterans and parents of many precious children. We work statewide and are committed to bringing our holistic approach to homes Montanans can afford to rent or buy.
Who We Serve
|Additional Service Area Info||Our HomeOwnership Center services Missoula and surrounding counties. We develop homes that are people can afford throughout the state of Montana.|
|Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided||
Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its properties, programs and services, classes, activities, and materials. Please call (406) 532-4663 x10 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY) for Montana Relay.
We have no income guidelines for our HomeOwnership Center Programs. For specific information about the income requirements to live in our homes that people can afford to rent, contact Tamarack Property Management at 406-493-0752.
|Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?||YES|
|Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?||YES|
We have no eligibility restrictions for our HomeOwnership Center Programs. For specific information about the eligibility restrictions to live in our homes that people can afford to rent, contact Tamarack Property Management at 406-493-0752.
Type of Help
|This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:||
|Description of Services||
Homeword offers a nationally certified first-time homebuyer course that provides a comprehensive overview of the homebuying process and teaches participants the benefits and responsibilities of homeownership. Additionally, Homeword offers free one-on-one pre-purchase homebuyer counseling to assist clients in identifying and overcoming obstacles to homeownership. Counselors work with clients to find budgeting issues, set savings goals, analyze credit, identify financing assistance programs and evaluate loan scenarios.
The primary goal of our financial skill building programs is to teach people the basic financial management skills required to be self-sufficient and independent. Topics include creating a budget that works for you, saving for future goals and emergencies, managing/rebuilding your credit, avoiding financial pitfalls and consumer traps, and understanding taxes and insurance.
The renter education program focuses on helping those who have barriers to obtaining rental homes, such as poor credit, poor rental history and criminal records. The workshop location rotates to various partner organizations in Missoula.
Homeword also develops homes that Montanans can afford and has built in 12 Montana communities so far.