Champions of Affordable Housing Recognized

BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) recognized several of its housing partners as Champions of Affordable Housing during the 24th Annual Statewide Housing Conference.

“The Champion awards recognize and celebrate the work of individuals, non-profit organizations, public agencies, and private sector businesses that make exceptional affordable housing contributions in North Dakota.” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director.

Lender and real estate awards are based on promotion of NDHFA’s homeownership programs and participation in locally sponsored affordable housing projects and events.

Awards were presented to four financial institutions and their outstanding loan officers. Recognized were First International Bank & Trust and Patti Helm of Fargo, Starion Financial and Dean Thiery of Bismarck, Valley Mortgage Inc. and Brian Johnson of Fargo, and Western State Bank and Peter Johnson of Fargo.

NDHFA recognized four real estate agents. They are Jim Jeromchek of Bianco Realty in Bismarck, April Bernabucci of Keller Williams Realty in Fargo, Crystal Lytle of Century 21 Heritage Realty in Jamestown and Lynnae Weidner of West River Realty in Beulah.

Prairie Homes Management of Fargo was recognized for its management of affordable multifamily housing projects. At NDHFA’s request, the property manager has taken on several troubled properties, those that have failed to meet U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s physical and management standards, and brought them back into compliance thus ensuring the continued availability of Section 8 housing units for households in need.

NDHFA began recognizing its housing partners with the Champion of Affordable Housing Awards in 1995. For more information on the awards or other agency programs, contact NDHFA at (800) 292-8621 or http://www.ndhfa.org.

NDHFA is a self-supporting state agency dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Governor Jack Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees the agency.

Jim Jeromchek of Bianco Realty in Bismarck

Jim Jeromchek of Bianco Realty in Bismarck

WesternState

Western State Bank and Peter Johnson of Fargo

ValleyMortgage

Valley Mortgage Inc. and Brian Johnson of Fargo

Starion

Starion Financial and Dean Thiery of Bismarck

PrairieHomes

Prairie Homes Management of Fargo

LynnaeWeidner

Lynnae Weidner of West River Realty in Beulah

FirstInternational

First International Bank & Trust and Patti Helm of Fargo

CrystalLytle

Crystal Lytle of Century 21 Heritage Realty in Jamestown

April Bernabucci of Keller Williams Realty in Fargo

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