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used for counseling purposes. NMHR partners with a number of different organizations such as Flathead County, KOA Development, Agency on Aging, Glacier Affordable Housing Foundation, City of Kalispell and Hampstead Partners.

Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development, Inc. Missoula, MT $6,426 Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development, Inc., received a Best Practices Award in 1999. They provide a Family BASICS Program which provides a broad spectrum of housing counseling services for Montana, focusing on Missoula County. BASICS has a commitment to helping individuals and families obtain and maintain stable housing and to the development of increased opportunities for home ownership for low income families. Some of their services involve family support information, referrals, counseling, education with goals of empowerment, self-sufficiency and homeless prevention. Future programs include career readiness for teen families. This agency provide various workshops and group counseling on a weekly basis. Their partners include community social service agencies such as The Salvation Army, Missoula Housing Authority, and Montana Legal Services to name a few, and local businesses. The grant will be used to enhance their counseling programs.

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Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. (FHAS) Omaha, NE $38,805 This non-profit agency provides services for the counties of Omaha, Douglas, Council Bluffs, and Pottawatamie, Iowa. FHAS was established in 1968 and has serviced the community for 30 years. FHAS is the only HUD certified comprehensive housing counseling agency within the Greater Omaha metropolitan area, serving residents in Nebraska and Iowa. FHAS’ mission is to help people secure and maintain decent, safe and affordable housing and strengthening the community through education, counseling, dispute resolution and advocacy. Housing concerns consisting of homelessness, renters issues, homeownership, mortgage default, foreclosure, reverse equity mortgages, fair housing, and mediation as an alternative dispute resolution skill. Partners include local banks, HUD and Fannie Mae. The grant will be used to continue to provide housing counseling services for the community housing needs.

High Plains Community Development Corporation Chadron, NE $27,173 High Plains Community Development Corporation, formerly known as Chadron Community Development Corporation, Inc., serves all residents in a four county area of the state of Nebraska, which includes Dawes, Box Butte, Sioux, and Sheridan counties. They implement activities that will foster economic empowerment, community development and self- sufficiency for low and moderate income residents by securing public and private resources which will provide and promote housing, education, and information and will support and enhance the provision of community services. High Plains assists first time homeowners with

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