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Single-Family Housing Rehab Program Grants Approved

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved an allocation of almost $200,000 today through Helping Housing Across North Dakota (HAND). The program addresses the housing rehab needs of lower-income individuals and families by providing grants to targeted community programs. North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) administers the program.

“Helping HAND ensures North Dakotans of limited means continue to have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Commission members in a joint statement. The Industrial Commission, consisting of Gov. Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees NDHFA.

The 2020 grant distribution follows:

  • Community Action Partnership, Dickinson/Williston, $15,479.
  • Community Action Partnership, Minot, $20,489.
  • Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, Devils Lake, $15,505.
  • Red River Valley Community Action, Grand Forks, $21,441.
  • Southeastern ND Community Action Agency, Fargo, $42,709.
  • Community Action Region VI, Jamestown, $11,697.
  • Community Action Program Region VII, Bismarck, $27,080.
  • Spirit Lake Tribal Housing, Fort Totten, $14,666.
  • Trenton Indian Service Area, Trenton, $14,666.
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, $14,666.
  • Rebuilding Together, Fargo, $800.
  • Rebuilding Together, Mandan, $800.

Helping HAND assistance is provided to households with incomes that do not exceed 80 percent of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s median for the county in which their home is located. Matching funds of at least 25 percent of the total project costs are required to access the grant dollars.

“Through Helping HAND, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency has allocated over $6 million in agency earnings since the program began in 1993 to assist more than 7,500 lower-income individuals and families statewide,” said Dave Flohr, NDHFA interim executive director.

NDHFA is a self-supporting state agency dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. More information on the agency and the affordable housing programs it administers is available online at www.ndhfa.org.

Grant Allocation Benefits Housing Organizations Statewide

BISMARCK, N.D. – Housing organizations statewide will benefit from a grant allocation authorized today by the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC). North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) received permission to distribute $200,000 through its Helping Housing Across North Dakota (Helping HAND) program.

“In the history of the Helping HAND program, more than $5.7 million in grant funds have been put to work by local service providers to assist over 5,000 lower-income individuals and families across the state,” commission members said in a joint statement. The NDIC, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees NDHFA.

The 2017 funds will be distributed as follows:

Southeast ND Community Action Agency, Fargo, $46,417

Community Action Program Region VII Inc., Bismarck, $33,841

Red River Valley Community Action, Grand Forks, $25,757

Community Action Partnership, Minot, $20,434

Community Action Partnership, Dickinson/Williston, $17,381

Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, Devils Lake, $17,164

Community Action Region VI, Jamestown, $13,207

Trenton Indian Service Area, Trenton, $7,333

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, $7,333

Spirit Lake Tribal Housing, Fort Totten, $7,333

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Fargo, $3,000

Rebuilding Together, Fargo/Moorhead, $800

The Helping HAND program is funded with agency earnings. A local match of 25 percent is required to access the grants. All of the program dollars must be used for North Dakota projects.

“Helping HAND grants typically support housing weatherization and rehabilitation projects,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director. “We encourage the grant recipients to use the funds to benefit the largest number of households possible.”

Federal Tax Credits Support Affordable Housing Development

BISMARCK, ND – The Industrial Commission announced today that North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has awarded $2.6 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to five multifamily housing developers.

“The LIHTC program is an important means for channeling investment into our state to create affordable housing for seniors, disabled individuals and lower-wage workers,” said commission members in a joint statement. The commission, consisting of Governor Jack Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees NDHFA.

The federal tax credits are awarded annually through a competitive application process. NDHFA received nine applications for the 2016 credits. The 173 units that the allocations support will be located in Bismarck, Belcourt, Fargo, Wahpeton and Watford City.

“LIHTC enables developers to reduce the amount of debt needed to finance construction, thereby ensuring continued availability of affordable rental units for the individuals and families who need this housing the most,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director.

Through the LIHTC program, the property owners receive an annual federal tax credit for 10 years. In return, the projects must be affordable for households at or below 60 percent of Area Median Income for at least 15 years.

The 2016 credits will bring an estimated $23 million in equity to the projects.

A self-supporting state agency, NDHFA finances the creation and rehabilitation of affordable housing across North Dakota. More information on the agency’s development resources is available online at http://www.ndhfa.org.

Industrial Commission Approves Distribution of Housing Grants

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has authorized the distribution of more than $197,000 to organizations statewide through Helping Housing Across North Dakota (Helping HAND). North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) administers the program.

“Helping HAND allows community action agencies, tribal housing authorities and other nonprofit organizations to quickly address the unmet housing needs of lower-income individuals and families,” commission members said in a joint statement. The Industrial Commission, consisting of Gov. Jack Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees the agency.

The 2014 funds will be distributed as follows:

Community Action Program Region VII, Bismarck………………………..$31,125
Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, Devils Lake…………………… $20,126
Community Action Partnership, Dickinson/Williston……………………….. $15,491
Southeastern ND Community Action Agency, Fargo……………………… $46,204
Red River Valley Community Action, Grand Forks………………………… $29,608
Community Action Region VI, Jamestown………………………………….. $14,002
Community Action Partnership, Minot……………………………………….. $20,444
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt………………………………. $9,166
Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, Grand Forks…………………….. $3,000
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Moorhead……………………………. $3,000
Habitat for Humanity Northern Lights, Minot……………………………….. $3,000
Rebuilding Together, Fargo/Moorhead……………………………………… $1,000
Camp of the Cross Ministries/Dream Catchers, Garrison……………..   $1,000

Funded by agency earnings, Helping HAND has leveraged more than $26 million since 2000 for the construction or rehabilitation of more than 4,500 housing units statewide.

Grant recipients are encouraged to use program dollars to benefit the largest number of households possible. A local match of 25 percent is required to access the funds. Helping HAND dollars are most often used for housing weatherization and rehabilitation projects. All of the funds must be utilized for projects in North Dakota.

For more information on Helping HAND, contact NDHFA at (800) 292-8621 or visit www.ndhfa.org.

Helping Hand Supports Local Housing Programs

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has authorized the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) to distribute more than $225,000 to organizations statewide through the Helping Housing Across North Dakota (Helping HAND) program.

“Non-profit organizations use important programs like Helping HAND to help families keep their homes safe and warm,” said Governor Jack Dalrymple, who chairs the commission.
“The program is a valuable resource ensuring all North Dakotans have adequate housing.”

“Community action agencies, tribal housing authorities and other nonprofit organizations that provide for the housing needs of low-income residents are eligible,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring,

“The assistance provided through the program is more flexible than typical government programs, providing the grant recipients with a valuable financial resource that enables them to fill gaps and best respond to local needs,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The 2013 funds will be distributed as follows:

  • Community Action Program Region VII, Bismarck $32,985
  • Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, Devils Lake $21,083
  • Community Action Partnership, Dickinson/Williston $15,652
  • Southeastern ND Community Action Agency, Fargo $48,426
  • Red River Valley Community Action, Grand Forks $24,610
  • Community Action Region VI, Jamestown $13,202
  • Community Action Partnership, Minot $21,042
  • Grayce Manor, Minot $22,575
  • Trenton Indian Service Area, Trenton $9,166
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt $9,166
  • Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity (designated for use in Richland County) $3,000
  • Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, Grand Forks $3,000
  • Rebuilding Together, Bismarck/Mandan $1,000
  • Rebuilding Together, Fargo $1,000

Funded by NDHFA earnings, Helping HAND has leveraged more than $25 million in additional funds for the construction or rehabilitation of more than 4,300 housing units since 2000. The funds are most frequently used for housing rehabilitation projects.

Helping HAND grant recipients are encouraged to use program dollars to benefit the largest number of households possible. A local match of 25 percent is required.

For more information on Helping HAND, contact Nancy Rice at (701) 328-8080, (800) 292-8621, (800) 366-6888 (TTY) or info@ndhfa.org. Information is also available online at www.ndhfa.org.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, oversees the NDHFA.

Housing Agency Allocates Federal Tax Credits

BISMARCK, ND – The Industrial Commission announced today that the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has made conditional commitments to five multifamily housing developers for $2.61 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

The federal tax credits will create an additional 142 affordable housing units.

“These federal low income housing tax credits are part of a larger strategy to increase the development of affordable housing in communities across North Dakota,’’ members of the Industrial Commission said in a joint statement. “We will continue to support the development of additional affordable housing to help meet the needs of our growing state.”

The 2013 credits were awarded as follows:

  • Bismarck – $159,809 to Pride, Inc., for the construction of Independence Pointe, creating 23 units for special needs households.
  • Belcourt – $485,571 to Turtle Mountain Housing Authority for the construction of Turtle Mountain Homes #8, 24 units.
  • Dickinson – $657,500 to Beyond Shelter, Inc. for the construction of Heritage Hills, 42 units.
  • Minot – $657,500 to Beyond Shelter, Inc. for the construction of Washington Townhomes ll, 32 units.
  • Minot – An additional $33,888 was awarded to Metroplains LLC/Community North Dakota to complete construction of Minot Place Rowhomes.
  • Williston – $431,484 to GA Haan Development LLC for the construction of Williston Senior Apartments II, 21 units serving elderly households.

Through the LIHTC program, property owners receive an annual tax credit from the federal government for up to 10 years bringing equity to the projects to lower rents. LIHTC projects are required to be affordable for households at or below 60 percent of Area Median Income for at least 15 years.

The Housing Finance Agency administers the program in North Dakota.

A Statewide Housing Needs Assessment conducted by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University projects that the state will add 83,429 new permanent households between 2010 and 2025 with 55 percent of the growth expected to be low-income households. While more than 3,000 housing units affordable to this sector need to be created each year, data shows that an average of a little more than 500 units of affordable housing per year has been approved since 2010.

One way to help accelerate affordable multifamily housing development has been through the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund (HIF). Capitalized by contributions from state income and financial institution taxpayers, HIF is helping to create more than 700 additional housing units in 16 communities. The State Legislature is currently considering several bills that will reauthorize and fund HIF. Senate Bill 2014 transfers $30 million from the state general fund for direct investment in HIF for the 2013-15 biennium. An additional $20 million in state tax credits proposed in House Bill 1029 would bring the total fund to $50 million.

“If this legislation is adopted, North Dakota Housing will be able to encourage even greater affordable housing development in the state,” said Mike Anderson, NDHFA executive director.

The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Governor Jack Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees NDHFA.