Great Northern Development Corporation

Your compass to economic development in Northeast Montana

"It only takes one action to start a ripple effect." - Anonymous

GNDC administers numerous state and federal housing programs for low to moderate income homeowners and can provide assistance in areas such as housing rehabilitation of health and safety issues, demolition of blighted properties and first time homebuyer assistance.  In addition, GNDC also works with municipalities to complete housing plans that further community planning projects.  For more information contact Housing Specialist Brianna Vine at 

Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant funds have been utilized in numerous communities throughout GNDC's region. The pictures below show how funds were utilized by the City of Wolf Point to complete two of several rehabilitations and demolitions.


Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education Class provided by Great Northern Development Corporation in partnership with NeighborWorks Montana, a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency

A class for potential homebuyers of all income levels. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education classes provide information on all aspects of homeownership with an emphasis on pre-purchase including the following: Steps to Homeownership, Mortgage Basics, Lender role/loan programs, Realtor Role/buy-sell contracts, Importance of Home Inspections & Appraisals, Affordability Analysis, Spending Plans, Homeowners Insurance & Closing your loan.

Benefits: Homebuyer Education teaches skills and provides tools for basic financial management including budgeting, saving, credit, and debt management. It teaches about the Homebuying process, its complexities and costs. And most importantly helps families to become successful long-term homeowners. Upon completing the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion. 

Potential homebuyers of all income levels are eligible to attend, first time homebuyers as well as repeat homebuyers. A non-refundable fee of $40 per household is to be paid at registration.

For more information or to register for an upcoming class please contact Housing Counselor Brianna Vine at 653-2590 ext 204 or 

You think you’re just a drop in the ocean...but look at the ripple effect one drop can make!
— Anonymous