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Bitter Root RC&D

Stewards of the Rural Community

Homebuyer Education

Designed to cover topics including:

  • Getting ready for a Home

  • Setting Goals

  • Finding a Home

  • Budgeting

  • Understanding Credit

  • Loan Options

  • Home Inspection and Insurance

  • Home Maintenance





Because of the continued infection rate of Covid in Montana, the Bitter Root RC&D is cancelling its in-person Home Buyer Education classes from October on. The next class has not been determined, but will be in 2022.


Bitter Root RC&D is offering on-line classes instead, followed by a 1.5 hours counseling session over the phone. Partial scholarships will be made available.


To participate in the online classes, please contact HUD Certified Housing Counselor Sara Ann Briggs at sabriggs10@gmail.com or call the administrative offices at 406-363-5450. A registration packet and link to access the class will be sent to you.


Attendees must complete the entire series of modules and participate in a one-on-one intake and financial counseling session to qualify for the course certificate. This fulfills the education requirement of government insured or funded loans such as VA, FHA, MT Housing, NeighborWorks, USDA Rural Direct and Guarantee, e.g.

Class Schedule for 2021

Classes are held from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm at
 Bitterroot Valley Board of REALTORS® office,
On the corner of North 4th and Cherry Streets in Hamilton, MT

January - No Class

CANCELLED - February 13

CANCELLED - March - 13

April - 10 Completed


June - 12

July - 17

CANCELLED - August - 14

September - 11

CANCELLED October - 16

CANCELLED November - 14

December - No Class

Class Schedule for 2022

To be announced

 For questions and class registration,

please contact Bitter Root RC&D at (406) 363-5450.

Classes are available statewide through the NeighborWorks Montana Network. Learn more about our partner, NeighborWorks Montana, and housing in Montana, nwmt.org

For more information about housing on a national level, be sure to visit NeighborWorks America.


Other classes may be scheduled according to community need.

Neighborworks Montana

 Sponsors include:

     Farmers State Bank

     First Security Bank of Missoula

     Mann Mortgage   

     Opportunity Bank/Mortgage

     Ravalli County FCU

     Stockman Bank

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