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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 has been going down, the Bitter Root RC&D will be holding its in-person Home Buyer Education classes again

Class Schedule for 2022

CANCELLED - April 16

May 14

June 18

July 16

August 13

September 17

October 15

November 12

 For questions and class registration,

please contact Bitter Root RC&D at (406) 363-5450 or you can email our HUD Certified Housing Courselor Sara Ann Briggs at sabriggs10@gmail.com

Bitter Root RC&D is offering also on-line classes, 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.

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:
     Mann Mortgage   
     Opportunity Bank/Mortgage
     Ravalli County FCU
     Stockman Bank

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