Critical Funds Awarded to Support Homelessness Initiatives in North Dakota

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Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) announces the selection of recipients of grant funding for the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the state North Dakota Homeless Grant (NDHG). During the most recent legislative session, NDHFA assumed administration of both programs, streamlining government operations to enhance the delivery of vital services.

Dave Flohr, executive director of NDHFA, emphasized, “The transition of administration for ESG and NDHG is a significant step toward a more efficient and integrated approach to addressing homelessness and providing essential services to those in need.”

The demand for assistance in addressing homelessness and housing insecurity in North Dakota is considerable. Both ESG and NDHG are oversubscribed programs, meaning the number of individuals and organizations seeking support exceeds the resources currently available.

ESG focuses on providing funding for emergency shelters, outreach services, homelessness prevention, and rapid re-housing assistance. NDHFA received 24 applications, requesting over $2 million in funding, far surpassing available funds. NDHFA awarded a total of $570,006.95 to nine agencies.

Modeled after ESG, NDHG was allocated a total of $2.5 million for the biennium, with $1.25 million available for the first year. NDHFA received 23 applications requesting over $2.8 million in funding¬ and awarded 22 applications with a total distribution of $1.25 million in funding.

“Funding requests underscore the pressing demand for resources and services to address homelessness in North Dakota. NDHFA remains steadfast in our commitment to working collaboratively with various agencies and organizations to tackle this critical issue,” said Dave Flohr, NDHFA executive director.

For more details on these programs, the application process, allocation plan, or awards list, please visit our website at

NDHFA is a self-supporting and mission-driven state agency dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Drew H. Wrigley, oversees the agency.

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