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Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation: What Is It and What Does it Take?

ADAPTIVE REUSE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT TAKE? Adaptive reuse is a sustainable building practice that minimizes carbon impact by repurposing existing structures for new use and giving a second life to building materials. Historic preservation takes this a step further by [...]

By |2022-11-21T12:15:49-07:00November 21, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation: What Is It and What Does it Take?

Our Newest Development

OUR NEWEST DEVELOPMENT Homeword’s newest development is a small one. …No, think tiny. …Even smaller than that! It’s not a home at all. It’s a little free library and food pantry! Partnering with the University of Montana, we hosted a group of 36 new students as [...]

By |2022-10-06T13:05:40-06:00September 8, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Our Newest Development

Closing the Homeownership Gap

CLOSING THE HOMEOWNERSHIP GAP Thanks to the generosity of the Missoula Organization of Realtors (MOR), we were able to serve as co-sponsors of Missoula Pride alongside their organization this summer. Together we united under the slogan “Homes For All” and tabled at the Pride events [...]

By |2022-08-11T13:05:51-06:00August 11, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Closing the Homeownership Gap

Self-Compassion is Key to Financial Resiliency

SELF-COMPASSION IS KEY TO FINANCIAL RESILIENCY August is Happiness Happens Month, and that has me thinking about all the ways our financial world impacts our overall happiness.   Imagine this scenario: you have been saving for months, sacrificing luxuries big and small to reach your [...]

By |2022-09-01T14:10:19-06:00July 29, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Self-Compassion is Key to Financial Resiliency

Community Solutions for Community Challenges

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TO COMMUNITY CHALLENGES Montana communities are stronger when everyone can afford safe, healthy homes, yet Montana rental and home listing prices are rising so rapidly it takes our breath away. Our communities are changing, and people are facing some tough challenges as a result. [...]

By |2022-07-15T14:35:43-06:00June 2, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Community Solutions for Community Challenges

Homeword Launches Construction on 138 New Homes in Kalispell

HOMEWORD LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION ON 138 NEW HOMES IN KALISPELL Construction is just beginning on Junegrass Place, the ninth project on which we've partnered with GMD Development. Located in the heart of Kalispell, it will provide 138 rental homes people can afford. Households earning 60% or less of [...]

By |2022-07-19T10:10:28-06:00May 26, 2022|Featured Posts|1 Comment

Construction Begins on Crowley Flats

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON CROWLEY FLATS The Ownership Partnership and Construction Loan for Crowley Flats in Lewistown, Montana, has closed, and we can finally begin the construction involved in this historic adaptive re-use project. Located on the on the upper two floors of the Crowley Block in historic [...]

By |2022-07-19T10:08:42-06:00May 18, 2022|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Construction Begins on Crowley Flats

Can I Still Buy a Home During a Housing Crisis?

CAN I STILL BUY A HOME DURING A HOUSING CRISIS? You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it and it seems like everyone from your barista to the mayor is talking about it. Missoula is in the middle of a housing affordability crisis. While we braced for the market [...]

By |2022-09-01T14:11:01-06:00November 19, 2021|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Can I Still Buy a Home During a Housing Crisis?

Smart Homebuying Choices Begin With Good Homebuyer Education

SMART HOMEBUYING CHOICES BEGINS WITH GOOD HOMEBUYER EDUCATION 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years in many ways. While hope and optimism surround the trajectory of COVID-19, rapidly increasing housing costs is an issue with no immediate solution. The available supply of homes to buy or rent [...]

By |2022-07-19T10:39:21-06:00April 30, 2021|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Smart Homebuying Choices Begin With Good Homebuyer Education

Empowering Montanans in 2021

EMPOWERING MONTANANS IN 2021 The importance of financial stability and security of a home one can afford has always been essential to the strength of our communities. The pandemic underpinned that with intensity. Never has it been more clear that, for the health and strength of our communities, [...]

By |2022-07-19T11:21:03-06:00March 16, 2021|Featured Posts|Comments Off on Empowering Montanans in 2021
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