NeighborWorks Montana’s mission is to create opportunities for families and individuals across Montana to live in affordable homes in strong communities. The organization works in three primary program areas: Housing Counseling and Education, Lending and Manufactured Housing. The organization was formed in 1998 with a network of more than 30 housing organization partners including non-profits, state and federal agencies, and private sector lenders. A network approach is fundamental to the success of the organization, in serving a vast and rural state. The work of NeighborWorks Montana has been recognized nationally, including a first-place award from NeighborWorks America in 2010 for the number of potential homebuyers who have been educated. Since its inception, NeighborWorks Montana has secured more than $44.1 million in operational funding, and more than $69.1 million in capital funding for first- and second-mortgage lending. NeighborWorks Montana has been a ROC USA® Certified Technical Assistance Provider since April 2010.