Housing is a top priority throughout North Dakota and within the region. Single family housing rehabilitation projects are one way the RRRC is assisting local communities with this need.
Using federal, private and local dollars, housing rehabilitation projects assist qualifying low and moderate income homeowners with health and safety issues in their homes at no cost to the homeowner. Common repairs include roofing, windows, doors, plumbing, electrical, heating and other safety and accessibility items.
The goals include assisting homeowners in the rehabilitation of their homes they would unlikely have been able to afford otherwise. Rehabilitation meets U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 Housing Quality and Safety Standards, as well as local and state building codes.
By focusing on the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of the existing housing stock, projects assist in addressing an important piece of economic and community vitality. The projects also increase the market value of these homes and contribute to the overall betterment of the individual neighborhoods, community, and county.
The RRRC works with local housing committees to assess needs, develop projects, complete grant writing, manage rehabilitation projects, and manage and meet requirements of local, state, federal, and private funding.
Since 2005, the RRRC has led the implementation of six housing rehabilitation projects in the region with more than $2 million invested in 132 homes. Projects have been located in Walsh County and the cities of Thompson, Drayton, Grafton, Cavalier, and Park River. The RRRC is currently managing a project in the City of Minto.