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The first step to creating successful homeowners is education. Educated homeowners stay in their homes longer, take pride in their properties, and have one-third less foreclosures. NeighborWorks Montana’s network partners across the state offer in-depth classes on all aspects of homeownership.

Completion of a certified homebuyer class is a requirement to be on the NWMTCLT prospective buyers list, as well as many specialized loan products, including NeighborWorks Montana loans. To receive a certificate, participants must attend all sections of the course. Courses are at least 8 hours in length and are offered online where you can study at your own pace.  There are also resources available that will benefit you once you have purchased a home.

Prefer to take a class in-person?  Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana is offering classes in-person once every few months. Learn more here. 


In order to receive your homebuyer education class certificate of completion you will need to complete a one-on-one appointment with one of our HUD-certified housing counselors. This appointment can be done in-person, over the phone, or virtually and can generally be made to fit your schedule.

Topics covered in these classes include:

• Assessing Readiness to Buy a Home
• Budgeting and Credit
• Financing a Home

• Selecting a Home
• Maintaining a Home and Finances
• Financial Resources

For online classes, register Here:        NeighborWorks Montana 1st Time Homebuyers Class Registration


Temporary discounts have been made available to all who want to take online homebuyer education through eHome, using the code NWMT24, making the class only $75.

Once you’ve completed the course you will receive instructions for connecting with the housing counselor in your area to complete your one-on-one counseling session.

Questions? – contact Naomi Valentine at (406) 604-4558 or by email at


Homebuyer Education and Financial Fitness classes are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Montana Housing, Montana Department of Commerce, NeighborWorks® Montana, and philanthropic donors.

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