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
9th Annual Stay Home for Habitat Raffle – now through August 7th, 2020!
Support affordable home-ownership opportunities for local families & seize your opportunity to win incredible prizes! TO ENTER, complete and return an entry form to the Habitat office or P.O. Box 7181, Missoula MT 59801. Purchase your tickets from the comfort of home and relax & enjoy not having to be present at the drawing (August 7th) to win one of seven cleverly curated prize packages, valued between $490 and $1,120.
NEW this year – win a private mid-summer lawn chair piano concert, courtesy of our Executive Director, Heather! Other prizes include (but aren’t limited to) dining and spa gift certificates, an Oregon Coast getaway, Griz tickets and more. Tickets are just $10 each or 5 for $40!
Thank you to the Good Food Store for sponsoring this event.
Breaking Ground in East Missoula with the Grados Family
Article by Tessa Nadeau, ABC Fox
MISSOULA, July 7, 2020 — Despite COVID-19 challenges, Habitat for Humanity continues to help families in Missoula.
On Tuesday, they celebrated the start of construction on the first home they are building in East Missoula. Habitat for Humanity said they didn’t want COVID-19 to get in the way of celebrating the future homeowners, so they decided to hold a socially-distanced ceremony and parade.
Future homeowner and mother of two, Shelley Grados, said it was a special day…read more
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
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.