Habitat for Humanity of Missoula
Helping Missoula families build homes they can afford.
Habitat for Humanity Missoula partners with eligible families in order to build stable homes for those living in substandard housing. We sell homes to partner families at cost through an interest-free mortgage program, with payments structured to stay within each family’s means.
We invite volunteers to help build, assist in the office, serve on committees and help with special projects.
Your donation builds homes, communities and hope.
We work to give a hand UP to Missoula families through the opportunity to construct and purchase a home.
We are now building homes with Shelley Grados, a devoted mother of two, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and student pursuing a degree in Elementary Education; and Kasse and Tosha Lumona, hardworking parents of four children, dedicated members of their church and pillars of support for fellow members of Missoula’s refugee community.
Stay tuned for progress updates and more about the Lumona and Grados families, our 58th and 59th family partners!
The Habitat Restore
Habitat for Humanity of Missoula’s ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, building materials, tools and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds from sales are used to fund the construction of homes. The ReStore also helps ensure Missoulians have access to affordable materials for maintaining and improving their homes and diverts usable materials from the landfill. Volunteers support ReStore operations both in the store and around Missoula through donation pick-up services.
News & Events
Habitat for Humanity Missoula announces ‘audacious’ plan to build new homes
Article by David Erickson, Missoulian
Heather Harp, the executive director of the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, readily admits that the “30 homes a year by 2030” plan she announced on Thursday is “ambitious and audacious.” Yet she believes it’s also achievable.
“We’ve been averaging two homes (built) a year for the past 29 years,” she explained. “Next year is our 30th anniversary. We’re launching right now a campaign to build 30 houses every year by the year 2030. And it’s going to be incremental, but we’re going to get there… read more
Missoula family is preparing for their first chance at homeownership
Article by Connor McCauley, KPAX Missoula
Families across the world dream of owning their own home and one family from Missoula is getting that chance after a long journey to the United States.
Volunteer Opportunities in the ReStore
As we love to say here at Habitat – you don’t have to lift a hammer (OR any furniture) to help!
The ReStore needs folks who can volunteer in 3-6 hour shifts to help us assist customers, organize inventory, and keep our store clean. No experience necessary; anyone who enjoys socializing and sorting through home goods is ideal for our team.
We’ll provide PPE and a short orientation, you bring the energy and enthusiasm for helping Missoulians build and care for homes they can afford. To get started, please contact Frankie at 549-8210 or through our volunteer application here.
Habitat has Masks
Hammers, saws, and…sewing machines? That’s right, team Habitat is now making protective cotton masks, just $10 each. Our handcrafted masks are comfortable, machine-washable, come in a variety of prints, and all proceeds go towards our home-building mission. Call 549-8210 to order/arrange for pickup in our ReStore.
Racial Justice NOW
June 8, 2020 / A message from our Executive Director, Heather Harp
All of us suffer. Suffering has a purpose as a lifelong lesson in endurance, character-building and hope. However, the magnitude of suffering for people of color is off the charts compared to those of us nestled in white privilege. Yes, we experience poverty, but we do not walk to the corner grocery in fear of being pulled over because of our whiteness nor poorness. We do not fear our sons not returning from a run. We do not fear the police will kneel on our necks. We do not fear a public lynching.
We as Habitat staff — who it must be acknowledged, all speak from a place of privilege as white individuals — are filled with anger and sadness at the killing of fellow American George Floyd (among so many others) and the systemic racism and oppression that prevails across our country. We are empathetic to your cause. We stand with those who lend their voices and presence to raise awareness of any assault on human dignity and also act to eliminate it…read more