Our Mission

Foothold is building strong, stable communities through homeownership for all.

Our Vision

We think that all buildings should be built to meet high environmental and ethical standards. And we believe that a well made home is something everyone should have access to. Diversity makes ecosystems stronger and more resilient, and Foothold is committed to helping growing communities build vibrant neighborhoods by providing housing solutions that work for a diverse population.

Homeownership might not be for everyone, but housing equity is a cornerstone of individual and community wellbeing. Foothold is partnering with non-profit housing authorities, developers, and local municipalities to bring real housing solutions to the places that need it most. If you have an idea for a place that could use some extra footholds, please let us know.

Our Team


Hannah Van Wetter

CEO & Co-Founder

Upon graduating from Williams College, Hannah joined the general contracting world, working for a large commercial contractor in Boston, then moving to Bozeman and entering residential construction. With over 7 years of experience, Hannah brings a keen sense of how the landscape can be improved and an ability to connect those to get it done. She is persistent and thoughtful, and motivated to make accessible housing a more equitable option for all.


Sam Atkins

President & Co-Founder

A true jack of all trades, Sam’s sharp eye for design and passion for community involvement has led him to think bigger about Bozeman’s affordable housing crisis. Sam's experience as the Operations  and Interim Executive Director at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, included everything from managing large capital campaigns to website building to budgeting to project management.



Top Dog

Yeah, we're a cool Montana company. You can tell because we have a dog on the website.

Foothold was founded by people who care deeply about creating positive impact in their communities. We are a young company with big ambitions, so if you think you have something to contribute, give us a shout!