Homebuyer Education

Looking to buy your first home? Through our nationally certified homebuyer education program, we offer monthly classes that teach you the basics of the home buying process.

*****BILLINGS HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASSES*****
Homebuyer education is transitioning to the new Billings Home Center starting in April. Homeword will provide homebuyer education in March as scheduled.  The Home Center will provide this service starting in April.

Homeword has been providing homebuyer education in Billings since 2002. We have also been partners in the collaborative effort to establish a Home Center for the Billings community over the past year. The Home Center will provide a variety of housing services under one roof. We are excited about the potential of the Home Center to serve the needs of Billings area residents.

For information about homebuyer education classes taking place after March, please call 406-247-4710 or email Jace Chistensen at jchristensen@hrdc7.org

*****MISSOULA HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASSES*****

Our first-time homebuyer education course teaches you how to:

  • Select a lender
  • Determine affordability
  • Use credit wisely
  • Distinguish between different types of loans
  • Understand home inspections and insurance
  • Identify special financing programs
  • Work with a real estate professional
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of homeownership

When you successfully complete the entire course, we provide you with a certificate of completion which is required for many down payment assistance and other lending programs for first-time homebuyers.

Classes are open to the public.  Courses are offered monthly and run nine hours either from 6-9 pm for three consecutive evenings or if weekday classes don't work for your schedule, we offer all day Saturday classes several times a year, which run from from 9 am - 6 pm.   Check the calendar for upcoming Saturday classes ».

The cost for the classes is $20 per person or $35 per household.  Payment is due at time of registration.  You may make payment either online or by dropping off or mailing payment to 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste 116A, Missoula, MT  59808.

Childcare vouchers are available for off site childcare services.  Please call Holly at 406-532-4663 if you are interested in childcare vouchers.  Childcare is located at Busy Bee's located at 1830 River Rd (on Hunton off River Road).  You must contact Corina AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CLASS, by calling her at 406-273-1147 to arrange for childcare services.

Refreshments are  provided during class.

It is the responsibility of the registrant to re-schedule 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 x10 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY).

Homebuyer Photo Contest

Resources

Homeword does not offer down payment assistance funds or loans. However, we are a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency. Each participant who successfully completes the entire course is provided with a certificate that is required for many down payment assistance and other lending programs for first-time homebuyers. Our instructors and counselors will refer you to available down payment assistance options in the community. Click here for more information on payment assistance funds and loans.

Helpful Links

Sponsors

Our programs are made possible by the generous support of sponsors to our HomeOwnership Center. Click here for more information about sponsorship.

Housing Counseling and Education clients are not obligated to use any product or service offered by sponsorship agencies, their affiliates or partners. Homeword will provide information on alternative services, programs and products. Clients should consider a variety of resources and options and select the resources that best meet their needs.

Funders

Many thanks to our generous funders who help make it possible to offer our HomeOwnership Programs.

  • City of Billings CDBG and HOME Programs
  • City of Missoula
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Llewellyn Foundation
  • The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
  • United Way of Missoula County
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Classes

Missoula

+ March

Event Name

Homebuyer Education - THIS CLASS HAS REACHED FULL SEATING CAPACITY AND HAS BEEN CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE APRIL, 2015 CLASS!

Course Schedule
  • Sat, March 14th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
Locations

Homeword’s Homeownership Center (HOC)
1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 114
Missoula, MT 59808-2026
Get Directions

Cost

TO BE CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS, YOUR FEE MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Register first using the green "Sign Up Now" arrow, then pay using the green "Pay Online" arrow. 

Cost is $20/person or $35/household.  This a non-refundable registration fee to cover the cost of materials.  You may pay online or drop off/ mail payments to Holly - Homeword, 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste 116A, Missoula, MT  59808.

A $25 returned check fee, payable to Homeword, will be charged for all returned checks, in addition to any bank fees incurred.

Contact

Holly Klier
holly@homeword.org
(406) 532-4663 x10

Childcare Programs

FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 6 weeks up through 12 years. 

Please contact Corina at 273-1147 at least one week prior to class.

Busy Bee's Childcare

1830 River Road (on Hunton off River Rd)

Missoula, MT  59801

+ April

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, April 14th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, April 15th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, April 16th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
Locations

Homeword’s Homeownership Center (HOC)
1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 114
Missoula, MT 59808-2026
Get Directions

Cost

TO BE CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS, YOUR FEE MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Register first using the green "Sign Up Now" arrow, then pay using the green "Pay Online" arrow. 

Cost is $20/person or $35/household.  This a non-refundable registration fee to cover the cost of materials.  You may pay online or drop off/ mail payments to Holly - Homeword, 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste 116A, Missoula, MT  59808.

A $25 returned check fee, payable to Homeword, will be charged for all returned checks, in addition to any bank fees incurred.

Pay Online

Contact

Holly Klier
holly@homeword.org
(406) 532-4663 x10

Childcare Programs

FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 6 weeks up through 12 years. 

Please contact Corina at 273-1147 at least one week prior to class.

Busy Bee's Childcare

1830 River Road (on Hunton off River Rd)

Missoula, MT  59801

+ May

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, May 5th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, May 6th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, May 7th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
Locations

Homeword’s Homeownership Center (HOC)
1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 114
Missoula, MT 59808-2026
Get Directions

Cost

TO BE CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS, YOUR FEE MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Register first using the green "Sign Up Now" arrow, then pay using the green "Pay Online" arrow. 

Cost is $20/person or $35/household.  This a non-refundable registration fee to cover the cost of materials.  You may pay online or drop off/ mail payments to Holly - Homeword, 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste 116A, Missoula, MT  59808.

A $25 returned check fee, payable to Homeword, will be charged for all returned checks, in addition to any bank fees incurred.

Pay Online

Contact

Holly Klier
holly@homeword.org
(406) 532-4663 x10

Childcare Programs

FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 6 weeks up through 12 years. 

Please contact Corina at 273-1147 at least one week prior to class.

Busy Bee's Childcare

1830 River Road (on Hunton off River Rd)

Missoula, MT  59801

+ June

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Sat, June 13th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
Locations

Homeword’s Homeownership Center (HOC)
1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 114
Missoula, MT 59808-2026
Get Directions

Cost

TO BE CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS, YOUR FEE MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Register first using the green "Sign Up Now" arrow, then pay using the green "Pay Online" arrow. 

Cost is $20/person or $35/household.  This a non-refundable registration fee to cover the cost of materials.  You may pay online or drop off/ mail payments to Holly - Homeword, 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste 116A, Missoula, MT  59808.

A $25 returned check fee, payable to Homeword, will be charged for all returned checks, in addition to any bank fees incurred.

Pay Online

Contact

Holly Klier
holly@homeword.org
(406) 532-4663 x10

Childcare Programs

FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 6 weeks up through 12 years. 

Please contact Corina at 273-1147 at least one week prior to class.

Busy Bee's Childcare

1830 River Road (on Hunton off River Rd)

Missoula, MT  59801

Billings

+ March

Event Name

Homebuyer Education - THIS CLASS HAS REACHED FULL SEATING CAPACITY AND HAS BEEN CLOSED.

Course Schedule
  • Sat, March 14th (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Locations

Billings Head Start
615 N 19th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Get Directions

Contact

Holly Klier
holly@homeword.org
(406) 532-4663 x10