Homebuyer Education


Our Homebuyer Education is for anyone who is considering the possibility of purchasing a home, even if you have already done so in the past. With our class, you will have more knowledge and confidence to make the most informed decision regarding the biggest purchase of your life. The sooner you take our course, the better. You do not have to wait to be ready to get this education. Our team will help you on your path to buying a home.

Knowledge is power. Our Homebuyer Education will empower you, giving you the confidence to take well-informed steps toward making your desire to be a homeowner come true. This course is the only Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified course in our area. After completing our course, you will earn a HUD certificate of Homebuyer Education completion, which many lenders ask for. This certificate is generally required for home buying assistance or grants.

No matter your financial status or your age, this class is for you! Our Homebuyer Education course will help you if you have a desire to purchase your own home now or in the future. Additionally, if you took this course more than three years ago and are still in the process, you are encouraged to take the course again to refresh your memory and renew your certificate.

Complete the class registration and submit it in the timely manner as outlined, which is no later than noon the Wednesday before our class is held. For timely processing, please consider submitting your registration sooner rather than later as our classes do fill up. All details regarding class are emailed to you on the Thursday before class. Last minute registrations submitted are enrolled in the next available class.

All of our classes are currently held virtually. This interactive class encourages participation with a camera. This makes the class a cohesive group attending together and learning from each other’s questions. Please consider becoming familiar with Zoom in advance of our class. Practical with the device you will use to attend class and check that you know how to turn the camera on, turn the mic on, as well as open and use the chat box.

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Bozeman Office
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
111 S Second St
Livingston MT, 59047

Contact Information

Homeownership Program Coordinator 
p: 406.585.4895

f: 406.585.3538

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Ron Brey

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Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.