Who We Are

The Mid-Yellowstone Valley affiliate was established in September 1992 and completed its first house exactly one year later. Efforts to continue building provide challenge, opportunity and blessing for individuals and groups who participate.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley

The Mid-Yellowstone Valley affiliate was established in September 1992 to serve Yellowstone County, Montana. We completed our first house exactly one year later. Efforts to continue building provide challenge, opportunity and blessing for individuals and groups who participate.

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people...

All Are Welcome

In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Habitat International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

Success Stories

Recent Projects

A look at the most recent project homes

Construction Progress Habitat for Humanity

Habitat ReStore

The ReStore is a non-profit home improvement store. We accept donation of new and gently used building materials and household goods. These items are then sold at a fraction of their retail value to people like YOU. Proceeds help build decent and affordable homes for people living in poverty conditions right here in Billings.

Please visit the ReStore website for more information

Make a ReStore Donation!

Donation Hotline 406-256-0409 ReStore Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

Maybe. Habitat MYV’s service area is Yellowstone County, Montana. To apply, you must have resided in, or commuted to a job within, Yellowstone County for at least the past year.
No, we do not give away houses. Habitat homebuyers purchase a home at fair market value.
Habitat for Humanity sells homes at no profit, and charges no interest on its mortgage loans, so monthly payments are within reach for folks who qualify. Habitat also structures mortgage loan packages to be affordable based on the individual circumstances of each homebuyer.
Applications are distributed and processed only when there are openings in the homebuyer program. There are usually one or two application cycles per year. Please CLICK HERE for information on program qualifications.
The income range for your household is based on the number of household members. Habitat uses low-income guidelines that are specific to Yellowstone County, and which are updated annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Please CLICK HERE to view the most current Income Guidelines Chart.
Habitat MYV will make reasonable accommodations for sweat equity fulfillment, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Habitat MYV has partnered with several disabled homebuyers over the years.
Habitat MYV is currently building a 21 home subdivision on Hawthorne Lane, in Billings Heights’ east side area.
No, this Habitat affiliate only builds new-construction houses, and sells them to pre-qualified homebuyers. There are other local programs that provide home repair assistance. Please call us at 406-652-0960 for information on resources available to low income households.
The amount of debt you are carrying will be considered in calculating your ability to pay a Habitat mortgage loan. If you have a lot of debt, you might be disqualified until your debt is reduced to a level that you can afford to pay. A definite determination could only be made if you apply to the program and provide the required income and debt documentation.
You may apply and, if selected into the program, any judgment(s) must be paid off before you will qualify for a home to be built.
You are temporarily disqualified from the program if you are currently in bankruptcy or if you have had a bankruptcy discharged within the past year.
No, but you will be required to save for and pay certain loan closing costs. Habitat will provide financial education to help you learn budgeting and saving to succeed in reaching your goal.
Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable houses that are sized according to the makeup of the buyer’s household. Our house sizing policy provides that two children of the same sex will share a bedroom if they are less than 5 years apart in age.
If any member of your household has been convicted of a sexual offense, your household is disqualified. If any member of your household has been convicted of a violent felony within the past 5 years, your household is disqualified until the conviction is more than 5 years in the past. Other types of criminal convictions may be evaluated by the Selection Committee, but are not necessarily disqualifying.

Apply to Buy a Home

Please contact us using the form below about Applying or any additional other inqueries into the Habitat For Humanity Program.

Jim Woolyhand

Executive Director

Kathleen O’Neal

Business Manager

Chrissantha Cramer

Homebuyer Services/Loan Origination

Gus Muhs

ReStore General Manager

Maria Reed

Volunteer Coordinator

Tim Hayes

Construction Supervisor sitesuper@billingshabitat.org