The Montana Housing Coalition (MHC) is a diverse group of local housing authorities, for-profit and non-profit developers, local governments, contractors, lenders, economic development teams, and community leaders who advocate for affordable homes in Montana for working families, seniors, and veterans.

We work together to raise awareness of the challenges the lack of affordable homes creates for families, businesses, and communities and we craft solutions the legislature and the Governor can adopt for Montana.

Staff/Board Members


Peggy Trenk

Board Members

Echo Enterprises, Chair

Beki Brandborg

CR Builders, LLC, Vice Chair

Don Sterhan

Helena Housing Authority, Treasurer

Michael O’Neil

Missoula HRDC

Jim Morton

NeighborWorks Great Falls (retired)

Sheila Rice

United Housing Partners LLC

Tyson O’Connell

NeighborWorks Montana

Kaia Peterson

MT HRDC Directors Association

Heather Grenier

Trust Montana

Dawn Conklin

City of Missoula

Emily Harris-Shears

Missoula County

Garrick Harmel

Housing Whitefish

Daniel Sidder

MT Cooperative Develop. Center

Tracy McIntyre