Hoeven Announces $7 Million in HUD Grants to North Dakota

Senator Working to Support Housing in North Dakota Communities, Sustain Economic Growth

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding over $7 million in formula funding to the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services. The funds are being awarded from three HUD programs:

• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – $3.7 million – CDBG supports state and local efforts to ensure access to decent housing and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, primarily for moderate- and low-income households.

• HOME Investment Partnership Program – $3 million – HOME supports a wide range of activities to create and maintain affordable housing for low-income households, including grants, rental assistance, loans and loan guarantees.

• Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) – $416,114 – ESG supports state and local efforts to prevent homelessness by providing funds for the rehabilitation and operation of emergency homeless shelters, transitional shelters and other social services.

“North Dakota has enjoyed tremendous economic growth across multiple industries because we implemented the right kind of pro-business legal, tax and regulatory environment, an approach I am working to bring to the national level,” Hoeven said. “In order to sustain that growth, we need to make investments that support our communities and families as they work to maintain our high quality of life. These funds address a vital infrastructure need and help to ensure that our families have access to affordable, quality housing.”

As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven is working to support programs and secure funds through annual appropriations bills that address the infrastructure needs of North Dakota’s growing population, including safe and affordable housing.