Homebuyer Education

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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.

Upcoming Class Schedule – 2024

  • Saturday, April 20th from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break- In person
  • Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30 pm to 9 pm – Zoom
  • Sunday, May 19th from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break- In person

  • April 20th- Saturday- In person from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

  • May 1st & 2nd- Wednesday and Thursday via Zoom from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

  • May 19th- Sunday, In person from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.  

  • June 12th & 13th- Wednesday and Thursday, In person from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

  • June 23rd- Sunday, In person from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

  • July 15th, 16th & 17th- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday via Zoom from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

  • August 5th, 6th & 7th- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, In person from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Link for registration 

Unless otherwise noted, classes will be in person at HRDC’s Market Place located at 206 E Griffin Dr. To sign up, please email swmthousingtrust@thehrdc.org

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.

Registration is closed at least one week before the course or sooner if the class reaches capacity. In the registration form, you will find all the necessary information for successful enrollment, and information on how to get the Zoom invite to the class of your choice.

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
206 E Griffin Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
121 S Second St
Livingston MT, 59047

Contact Information

Homeownership Program Coordinator
p: 406.585.4884

f: 406.585.3538

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Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

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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.