MONTANA HOME CHOICE COALITION
The Montana Home Choice Coalition is a coalition of Montana citizens with disabilities; service and affordable housing providers; advocates, federal, state, tribal, and local agencies; the housing finance community; Realtors®; and the housing building industry working together to create better community housing choices for people and families with disabilities. A.W.A.R.E., Inc., a statewide Montana nonprofit disability services provider, serves as the lead coordinating agency of the coalition, and sustains the coalition with financial and organizational support. The coalition works on housing issues ranging from homelessness to supportive housing to affordable rentals to homeownership including development and construction, resource development, and education, training, and advocacy. The coalition provides technical assistance on housing financing, accessible housing design, and fair housing issues.
The coalition’s website, www.montanahomechoice.org, provides a comprehensive, one-stop affordable housing information center for the state. It includes information searchable by county on affordable rentals, homeownership, housing development resources, accessible design, fair housing, and demographic information on disability.
The coalition provides persons and families with disabilities pre- and post-purchase housing counseling and referrals to existing community resources around the state. The coalition works to bring additional homebuyer assistance resources to individuals and families with disabilities living in communities across the state. The coalition provides information to prospective homebuyers on various housing resources and opportunities so they can make informed choices about their unique circumstances. The coalition works with homebuyers, their family members and caregivers, lenders, and Realtors® to facilitate the successful achievement of homeownership for persons and families with disabilities. The coalition will also provide housing counseling and advocacy support to individuals with disabilities, and their support teams, on other challenging housing issues they may face.
Contact: Michael O’Neil, Montana Home Choice Coalition / A.W.A.R.E.: 406.449.3120, extension 11; Fax: 406.449.3125; TTY Relay Service: 800.253.4091.