North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has been awarded a $69,472 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program grant for FY 2020 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“The HUD grant supports housing counseling services including foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling that are especially important to North Dakotans right now as we work through the personal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Flohr, NDHFA executive director.

NDHFA will split the grant between the Community Action Partnership – Minot Region (CAP Minot Region) and South Eastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA). The housing finance agency acts as an intermediary for the state of North Dakota, partnering with the local organizations to provide low- to moderate-income households with housing assistance.

“Individuals and families impacted by the pandemic who need help are encouraged to reach out to a housing counseling professional to understand the options available,” said Flohr. To receive help, contact CAP Minot Region at (701) 839-7221 or SENDCAA at (701) 232-2452.

NDHFA received a preference for the HUD grant because the state will provide counseling to individuals and families within designated Opportunity Zones.