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National Housing Trust Fund

The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a federal program, administered by the states, to support the development and preservation of affordable rental housing for extremely low-income households, including homeless individuals and families.

Am I Eligible?

The organization or agency that submits an application to NDHFA for funds to carry out the HTF project must be an eligible recipient. Eligible recipients include units of local, state, and tribal government; local and tribal housing authorities; community action agencies; regional planning councils; nonprofit organizations, and for-profit developers.

How to Apply?

Housing Trust Funds are awarded annually through a competitive application process according to NDHFA’s Qualified Allocation Plan.

2018 Allocation Plan  
Exhibit A  
2017 Allocation Plan 2016 Allocation Plan
2017 Applicant List 2016 Applicant List
2017 Project Award List  

Additional Resources

Income and Rent Limits
Minimum Housing Rehabilitation and Property Standards
24 CFR Part 93
HTF Environmental Review Requirements
Section 3 Guide
Consolidated Plan
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Violence Against Women Act
Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Guide
Housing Trust Fund Compliance
Draw Request
ACH Request


Contact the Planning and Housing Development Division at (701) 328-8080 or (800) 292-8621.

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