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Find initiatives and collaborations working on housing-related issues and learn about effective strategies for action.

Initiatives and Collaborations

North Dakota

The Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End Homelessness
The Coalition fosters coordination, collaboration and efficiency among those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Membership includes representatives of service areas related to housing, medical, mental health, community action, disability, veterans’ issues, as well as faith-based groups and individual community members concerned about homelessness.

Housing and Urban Development in North Dakota (HUD)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides statewide information and housing resources. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND)
LSSND operates under the housing first philosophy. They believe that once a person is provided safe, decent, and affordable housing, they have a much greater capacity to work on improving all the other areas of their lives. LSSND's housing work is carried out through a subsidiary, Lutheran Social Services Housing, Inc. offering the following programs:

  • Housing Development — Working alongside local leaders, LSS Housing identifies critical community needs and approaches for meeting those needs with the best chance for success. To address housing shortages, we create partnerships to build and renovate — to provide new, affordable housing.
  • Preservation of Affordable Housing — LSS Housing works with communities and local partners to acquire, rehabilitate and, ultimately, preserve existing affordable housing units in rural North Dakota communities.
  • Property Management — LSS Housing manages an affordable, multi-family housing portfolio, as well as units owned by other organizations and individuals around the state. The property management team is committed to being both compassionate and competent, offering day-to-day on-site management while also addressing individual tenant needs.

North Dakota Apartment Association
The North Dakota Apartment Association, a non-profit association, represents apartment owners, employees, developers, managers and investors. The association offers lease and addendum forms, continuing education opportunities and other services to its members.

North Dakota Association of Builders
Represents the professional building industry through legislation, information and education.

North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People
The North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People is a dynamic organization of service providers, joined to work on the concerns of homelessness in our state by bringing advocacy, education, data collection, and resource development.

North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights: Discrimination in Housing
This site includes information on understanding housing discrimination laws in North Dakota, guidelines on how to advertise your house without violating housing discrimination laws, human rights protections in North Dakota, and more.

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
A public financial institution dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. The Agency facilitates affordable mortgage financing, assures the continued availability of low-income rental housing, and seeks to provide for the state’s changing housing needs.

North Dakota Homeless Shelters and Social Services
This site lists North Dakota shelters, and other homeless resources such as services and transitional resources for the homeless, medical and dental clinics for the homeless, and low cost and free alcohol and drug treatment rehab centers.

North Dakota Money Follows the Person Housing Program
The Housing Program helps people who are elderly or disabled access decent, safe, and affordable housing. The MFP housing database is an online registry of existing affordable and/or accessible housing rental options throughout the state.

Nationwide

National Housing Conference
Since 1931, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America.

National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks America works to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.

Evidence Based Strategies

These websites identify proven strategies to address this topic area.  Keep in mind that each source differs in their definition of what is "evidence-based" or "proven."

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Searchable registry of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Social Programs that Work
Includes information about social program interventions across an array of topics, including early childhood through postsecondary education, housing, employment, crime, and health and mental health. Sponsored by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy.

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As a voice for people who are homeless, the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People coordinates and supports efforts to provide basic human needs and housing.

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