Homeword is closed to the public and employees are working remotely until further notice. Classes and personal counseling sessions are taking place virtually. Visit our Financial Resilience Resources page for tips to stay resilient during this time. Wishing you health during this time.

Struggling to find a rental home? Confused about how credit impacts your ability to rent? Our free Rent Wise workshop will teach you the keys to successful renting, including:

  • How your credit score impacts renting
  • How to improve your credit score for renting
  • Communicating renting barriers to landlords
  • Savings goals for overcoming renting barriers

Rent Wise workshops are taught by our Landlord Liaison, Alex Ramsing, and other professionals in the community who volunteer their time to provide expert instruction on a range of topics. The class material has been developed based on national curricula from NeighborWorks America and national best practices for rental education.

These two hour workshops are free and open to the public. Some are hosted at Homeword and others are hosted offsite by our community partners. Check the Calendar for upcoming workshop. See the Agenda and Key Topics for more class information. Please RSVP to

*Missoula Housing Authority application fee waived with certificate of completion

Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation. Please call (406) 532-4663 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY).


Contact Homeword about Financial Counseling


Our programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of our HomeOwnership Center sponsors. Learn more about sponsorship.

Housing Counseling and Education clients are not obligated to use any product or service offered by sponsorship agencies, their affiliates or partners. Homeword will provide information on alternative services, programs and products. Clients should consider a variety of resources and options and select the resources that best meet their needs.

Home Resource
ink Realty Group
Payne West Insurance
Stockman Bank


Many thanks to our generous funders who help make it possible to offer our HomeOwnership Programs!