Housing Agency Honors Outstanding Partners with Champion Awards

BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency recognized ten of the lending institutions, loan officers and real estate agents who promote its homeownership program as Champions of Affordable Housing. The state agency provides individuals and families, primarily first-time buyers, with low-cost financing, and down payment and closing cost assistance.

“North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s Champion Awards recognize and celebrate the work of the individuals and businesses who go above and beyond to provide North Dakotans with an affordable home,” said Dave Flohr, the agency’s interim executive director/homeownership division director.

Dakota Community Bank & Trust and Town & Country Credit Union were recognized with Homeownership Awards of Excellence for their best practices and outstanding delivery of the agency’s programs.

Dacotah Bank and TCF Home Loans received Homeownership Rising Star awards. The award recognizes a financial institution for a significant increase in loan volume over the previous year.

Two loan officers, Travis Lang of Bismarck and Pam Montee of Dickinson, and four real estate agents, Karen George of Watford City, Tyler Lindell of Fargo, Christine Rivinius of Bismarck and Sandra West of Dickinson, were recognized with Homeownership Performance Awards for loan production.

“In 2019, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency helped 1,725 households purchase a home – first-time buyers, families who previously owned a home and needed assistance to buy again, and special needs households,” said Flohr. “All of these North Dakotans learned about our programs from the individuals and businesses employed in the private sector who collaborate with NDHFA to promote and originate our affordable home loans.”

A self-supporting state agency, NDHFA is dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees the agency. For more information on the awards or the agency’s programs, contact (800) 292-8621 or http://www.ndhfa.org.


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