Housing has become a top priority throughout North Dakota and within the region. Housing rehabilitation assists low and moderate income homeowners with preserving existing housing stock. 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.
Between 2005 and 2013, the RRRC has led the implementation of four housing rehabilitation projects in the region with more than $1.1 million invested in 81 homes. Projects have been located in Walsh County and the cities of Thompson, Drayton, and Grafton. In 2014, the RRRC initiated a new rehabilitation project in the City of Cavalier.
The average investment per home is $13,369 which is used to address such things as improving weatherization; replacing and repairing roofs, windows, doors, siding, gutters, plumbing, electrical; improving handicap accessibility; and other items necessary to meet state building code and HUD Section 8 Housing Quality Standards.