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About the Montana Board of Housing

The Montana Board of Housing’s purpose is to support the development of safe, accessible and affordable homes for individuals and families in Montana. The board does this by partnering with organizations that provide affordable homes in Montana, issuing tax-exempt bonds, allocating federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and administering federal housing programs.

The board provides policy direction for all of Montana Housing’s programs, except for the rental assistance programs. The Board is self-supporting, does not receive appropriations from the state's general fund and is administratively attached to the Montana Department of Commerce.

The Montana Board of Housing was created under the Montana Housing Act of 1975 and is comprised of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate.


Montana Board of Housing Directors

Sheila Rice - Board Chair (Great Falls)
Current Term: January 6, 2019 to January 1, 2023

Sheila was Executive Director of NeighborWorks Great Falls from 2003 to 2018 as well as ED of NeighborWorks Montana from 2003 to 2015. In 2019, she held an interim position as Chief Operating Officer at NeighborWorks America.  In 2007, she completed the Achieving Excellence Program at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was selected as the national NeighborWorks’ Emerging Leader of the Year in 2007 and received HUD's Lightning Rod Mover and Shaker Award in 2009. Sheila holds a BS in Chemistry and an MBA. She served in the Montana House of Representatives in 1991 and 1993 legislative sessions, and was a member of the Montana Redistricting Commission in 2000.  

Bruce Posey - Board Vice Chairman (Billings)
Current Term: January 4, 2021 to January 5, 2025

Bruce is a native of Montana and was raised in Kalispell. He earned his BA in Business from the University of Montana and his MS in Finance and Real Estate from Colorado State University. He is also a Certified Mortgage Banker. After a 36 year career Bruce retired from the mortgage banking business, the last 29 years of which he was the owner of Streeter Brothers Mortgage Corp. Streeter Brothers was a true mortgage banker originating and servicing loans. At one point it serviced over 70 percent of all Montana Board of Housing loans, residential and multifamily. Bruce was a Governor of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America as well as the Independent Director of the Mortgage Electronic Registry System (MERS).

Adam Hertz - Board Secretary (Missoula)
Current Term: January 4, 2021 to January 5, 2025

Adam was raised in Polson and attended the University of Montana, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. In 2011, he became the youngest Representative ever elected to the Missoula City Council, where he served for four years. In 2016, Adam was elected to represent House District 96 in the State Legislature where he served on the Taxation, Local Government and Energy, Technology and Federal Relations Committees and the Local Government Interim Committee. He has served on several non-profit boards, including six years on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, where he was elected Board President. Professionally, Adam is a Real Estate Developer and helps lead a real estate sales team with his wife, Brittni. The couple has three daughters.

Jeanette McKee (Hamilton)
Current Term: January 6, 2019 to January 1, 2023

Jeanette is a former legislator, and has served as development officer of the Montana Historical Society Foundation and as an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She's currently a real estate agent in Hamilton and serves on the Daly Mansion Board. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Montana.

Robert Gauthier (Ronan)
Current Term: January 6, 2019 to January 1, 2023

Bob has worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 25 years in various positions, including consumer credit counselor and director of the housing authority. Bob, a former consultant and the chairman of Eagle Bank in Polson, is currently involved full-time in the development and the management of real estate and has developed specialized training and technical assistance for Indian housing resources. Bob has served on many boards, including as a presidential appointee to the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Advisory Board.

Charles Robison (Helena)
Current Term: January 4, 2021 to January 5, 2025

Prior to his appointment, Charles spent three years as the Montana State Director for Rural Development at the USDA.  As State Director, he oversaw nearly $200 million in annual USDA loans and grants for rural homes, apartment buildings, fire stations, sewer systems, clean drinking water systems, hospitals, grain elevators, business incubators, community centers, a barley malting plant and fiber optic connections for homes and businesses across Montana. A Montana native, Charles grew up irrigating hay fields and working cattle on his grandparents’ ranch near Ennis. He enjoys hunting, fishing, building snowmen with his kids and teaching them to ski.

Cari Yturri (Great Falls)
Current Term: January 4, 2021 to January 5, 2025

Cari Yturri has been a Great Falls community volunteer ever since selling her auto dealership, Bennett Motors Inc., in 2015. As an auto dealer, she served on General Motors Women’s Retail Initiative Board for five years and on the Montana Auto Dealers Association Board for three in addition to serving on several local boards. After retiring, she graduated from Leadership Montana in 2017 and is currently serving as a Trustee on the University of Providence Board, on the NeighborWorks Great Falls Board of Directors and on the Rotary Club of Great Falls Board. Cari received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University and her Master of Organizational Leadership from the University of Providence.


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