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.”