About Us

Our Mission

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

What We Do
Habitat for Humanity Missoula partners with eligible families to build modest, energy-efficient homes in Missoula. We sell our homes to partner families at cost through an interest-free mortgage program to keep each home within the means of each family.

How We are Financed
Habitat’s mission is made possible through donations from individuals, clubs, churches, businesses, and agencies; grants from private foundations; in-kind donations from local and national companies; and payments from current Habitat home mortgages.

How Families are Selected
Families are selected during a closed application period each year. Applicants go through a detailed, nondiscriminatory process which includes applications, interviews, and home visits. For more information on qualifications, click here.

The Habitat Team

Staff
Heather Harp – Executive Director
Frankie Feinstein – Volunteer Coordinator & Family Liaison
Mike Sehorn – Build Site Supervisor
Nick Hendee – Build Site Assistant
Todd Franicevich – ReStore Manager
Al Williams – ReStore Assistant Manager
Lloyd Mehr – ReStore Warehouse Assistant
Meg Ware – Office Manager
Abby Lynes – Impact & Engagement Director

Board of Directors
Kelin Johnson – President
Stockman Bank Insurance
Barbara Wickel – Vice President
Community Member
Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson – 2nd Vice President
Montana Elder Law, Inc.
Laura Scoville – Secretary
Park Side Credit Union
Justin Meindinger – Treasurer
Boyle, Deveny & Meyer, PC
Kate Geer
A&E Architects
Gerhard Knudsen
Community Member
Cathy Semmelroth
Retired Educator
Corey Cremer
First Security Bank
Tom Anderson
Eli & Associates
Tom Facey
Community Member
Matt Schmidt
DCI Engineers

FAQ’s

What is Habitat for Humanity of Missoula doing?
  • Seeking land to build on
  • Partnering with eligible families
  • Building durable, energy-efficient homes
  • Providing simple, affordable homes for families living in substandard housing
  • Selling homes to partner families at cost with an interest-free mortgage
  • Making it possible for hardworking families to find long-term stability within their means
  • Educating the community about the obstacles many families face in terms of homeownership opportunities
How is Habitat financed?
  • Donations from individuals, clubs, churches, businesses, and agencies
  • Grants from private foundations
  • In-kind donations from local and national companies
  • Habitat home payments from current homeowners
How are families selected for a home?

Families are selected after a lengthy, detailed, nondiscriminatory process which includes applications, interviews, and home visits. Final selections are made based upon: (We are an equal housing lender)

  • Need
  • Ability to make payments on a mortgage (interest-free)
  • Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Missoula
  • Residency or work in Missoula County for at least one year
How does Missoula benefit from Habitat?
  • People have clean, safe, and affordable homes
  • Property value is added to the tax base
  • The appearance and value of the community is improved
  • Money is spent locally on materials
  • Families gain a sense of self-worth and self-reliance
  • Volunteers gain valuable experience and learn new skills
  • Donating individuals and businesses have an opportunity to improve availability and access to stable housing for local families