Hoeven: HUD Awards More Than $7.7 Million to Enhance Housing Options in North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $7.7 million to enhance housing options in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows:

• Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program – To support the development of viable urban communities by providing low- and moderate-income individuals with a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities.
o City of Bismarck – $3,665,003
o City of Grand Forks – $330,877
• HOME program – To help to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families.
o City of Bismarck – $3,023,400
• Emergency Solutions Grants program –The funds will improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families, provide essential services to shelter residents and help prevent families from becoming homeless.
o City of Bismarck – $442,064
• Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program – To help HUD-assisted families increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.
o Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority – $106,608
o Housing Authority of the City of Grand Forks – $104,385
o Minot Housing Authority – $43,612

“All North Dakotans deserve access to safe, affordable housing,” Hoeven said. “Today’s HUD grants will help accommodate residents with enhanced housing options. This will help individuals and families have increased self-sufficiency, which will benefit families and communities throughout the state.”