$2 Million in Federal Funding to Help North Dakota Homeless

Senator Heitkamp announced more than $2 million in funding for organizations that fight against homeless causes. The full news release follows, but here’s the quick breakdown by city: Fargo – $1,176,967, Bismarck – $686,170, Grand Forks – $242,755, Dickinson – $37,599, Minot – $30,000.

— Official News Release, Senator Heitkamp —

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced more than $2 million in federal funding to support organizations and communities in the fight against homelessness.

Specifically, these funds will be used to support nonprofit providers to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and encourage those faced with homelessness to use available programs. The funds will also be used to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

“Everybody deserves to have a roof over their head and a place to call home,” said Heitkamp. “But unfortunately some folks find themselves without a place to live – whether it’s a veteran who just returned home and is struggling to adjust, or a new family that between student loan debt, a home mortgage and car payments, just can’t seem to make ends meet. These federal funds will not only help North Dakota combat homelessness across the state, but they will make life-changing differences for the families who use these programs to find a place to call home.”

The funds are distributed as follows:

Bismarck – a total of $686,170

  • ND Department of Commerce – $284,688
  • Burleigh County Housing Authority – $217,066.
  • North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People – $100,752
  • Abused Adult Resource Center –$83,664.

Fargo – a total of $1,176,967

  • Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority –$668,512.
  • YWCA Cass Clay –$338,780.
  • Fraser, Ltd. Supportive Housing – $123,000.
  • Grand Lodge of North Dakota – $46,675.

Grand Forks – a total of $242,755

  • Community Violence Intervention Center – $93,928.
  • Prairie Harvest Mental Health – $85,640
  • Red River Valley Community Action – $47,910
  • St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store – $15,277

Dickinson – $37,599

  • Women’s Alliance, Inc. – $37,599

Minot – $30,000

  • Young Women’s Christian Association – $30,000

These funds are authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Josh Wolsky

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