Homebuyer Education

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 eleven hours in Missoula and nine hours in Billings.

If weekday classes don’t work for your schedule, we offer all-day Saturday classes at least twice per year. 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 at The Creative Playhouse, 3825 S 7th W, Missoula, MT  59804, upon payment of the registration fee. Please contact The Creative Playhouse (406) 721-9193 at least one week prior to requiring their services for a reservation for your child.  If you must cancel your childcare reservation, please give The Creative Playhouse at least 24 hours notice. 

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.

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

+ April

Event Name

Homebuyer Education - THE APRIL CLASS IS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE MAY, 2014 CLASS!

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, April 8th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, April 9th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, April 10th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 4: Tue, April 15th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ May

Event Name

Homebuyer Education - THE MAY CLASS IS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE JUNE, 2014 CLASS!

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, May 6th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, May 7th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, May 8th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 4: Tue, May 13th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ June

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Sat, June 14th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Day 2: Tue, June 17th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ July

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, July 8th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, July 9th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, July 10th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 4: Tue, July 15th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ August

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, August 12th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, August 13th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, August 14th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 4: Tue, August 19th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ September

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Sat, September 20th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, September 24th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ October

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, October 14th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, October 15th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, October 16th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 4: Tue, October 21st (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ November

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Sat, November 15th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Day 2: Tue, November 18th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ December

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Sat, December 6th (9:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Day 2: Tue, December 9th (6:00 - 8:00am)
Locations


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Get Directions

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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

Childcare

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

Billings

+ May

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Sat, May 3rd (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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 payments to Darrell at Homeword - Billings, 2722 3rd Avenue, Suite 122, Billings, MT.  Payments may be mailed to Homeword, Attn:  Holly, 1535 Liberty Lane, 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

Upon payment of registration fee, FREE childcare vouchers are available for children 5 months and older at:
The Creative Playhouse
3825 S 7th W
Missoula, MT 59804

+ June

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, June 10th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, June 11th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, June 12th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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 payments to Darrell at Homeword - Billings, 2722 3rd Avenue, Suite 122, Billings, MT.  Payments may be mailed to Homeword, Attn:  Holly, 1535 Liberty Lane, 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

+ July

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Day 1: Tue, July 8th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 2: Wed, July 9th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
  • Day 3: Thu, July 10th (6:00 - 9:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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 payments to Darrell at Homeword - Billings, 2722 3rd Avenue, Suite 122, Billings, MT.  Payments may be mailed to Homeword, Attn:  Holly, 1535 Liberty Lane, 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

+ August

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

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

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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 payments to Darrell at Homeword - Billings, 2722 3rd Avenue, Suite 122, Billings, MT.  Payments may be mailed to Homeword, Attn:  Holly, 1535 Liberty Lane, 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

+ September

Event Name

Homebuyer Education

Course Schedule
  • Sat, September 6th (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Locations

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

Cost

PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!

Please be sure to 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 payments to Darrell at Homeword - Billings, 2722 3rd Avenue, Suite 122, Billings, MT.  Payments may be mailed to Homeword, Attn:  Holly, 1535 Liberty Lane, 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