Housing Finance Agency Announces Grant Funding for Housing Rehab

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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) announces the planned distribution of $200,000 through its Helping Housing Across North Dakota (Helping HAND) program.

“Helping HAND embodies the state’s commitment to ensure that residents, regardless of economic circumstances, have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Dave Flohr, NDHFA executive director.

The 2024 Helping HAND grant distribution follows:

  • Community Action Partnership, Dickinson/Williston, $20,699
  • Community Action Partnership, Minot, $19,615
  • Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, Devils Lake, $15,727
  • Red River Valley Community Action, Grand Forks, $25,183
  • Southeastern ND Community Action Agency, Fargo, $49,350
  • Community Action Region VI, Jamestown, $13,391
  • Community Action Program Region VII, Bismarck, $30,969
  • Trenton Indian Service Area, Trenton, $7,333
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, $7,333
  • Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, Grand Forks, $4,000
  • Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Moorhead, $4,000
  • Rebuilding Together Fargo/Moorhead Area, Fargo, $1,200
  • Rebuilding Together Greater Bismarck/Mandan, Bismarck $1,200

Helping HAND grants are provided to targeted community groups with existing single-family housing rehabilitation programs and play a vital role in assisting households with limited means. To qualify, households must have an income of 80% or less than the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s median for the county in which the home is located. Matching funds of at least 25% of a rehab project’s total cost are required to access the grant dollars.

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency has provided over $6.7 million in grants through Helping HAND, leveraging more than $50 million and helping over 8,000 lower-income individuals and families across North Dakota. Roof replacement stands out as the most common rehab project.

“By addressing critical repair needs like roof repair, the Helping HAND program is ensuring that homes are safe and habitable, improving living conditions and helping to preserve communities and promote economic stability,” said Flohr.

NDHFA’s Helping HAND program is funded with agency earnings and has been since its inception in 1993. Grants are allocated to Community Action Agencies based on poverty level indicators, with dedicated funds earmarked for tribal housing authorities and non-profit organizations. Individuals seeking rehabilitation assistance can reach out to a designated grant recipient for further details.

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. More information on the agency and the affordable housing programs it administers is available on NDHFA’s website.

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