Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency Fargo, ND $14,000 Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA) is a private, non-profit organization providing housing counseling services in Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steel and Trail counties in North Dakota. The grant will allow them to continue pre- and post- purchase, mortgage default, rental assistance and delinquency, and HECM counseling services and expand counseling services to Clay and Wilkin counties in Minnesota. SENDCAA is an active participant in the State of North Dakota Consolidated Plan. To meet the Consolidated Plan goal for more affordable housing and improve the quality of life for smaller, rural communities, SENDCAA established Region V Community Development Corporation (RVCDC). SENDAA is engaged in cooperative partnerships with six county Social Service Agencies, consumer credit counseling agencies, Southeast Human Service Center, Legal Aid, Food Pantry’s, N.D. Fair Housing Council, Senior Commission, crisis centers and other agencies and companies to provide decent housing and suitable living environments for low-to-moderate income persons.
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Bismarck, ND $50,000 North Dakota Housing Finance Agency is a non-profit government agency that provides services for the state of North Dakota that was created in 1981 as a state controlled financial institution. Its mission is to provide financing, management, information coordination, and other appropriate assistance to improve and expand North Dakota’s affordable housing. They use the following affiliates: Community Action Program Region VII Inc., Community Action Opportunities, Inc., Community Action and Development Program, Inc., Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency, and Red River Valley Community Action Agency. Some of the programs they will use funding for include; developing and maintaining a network of homebuyer education workshops and providers, Homeownership Acquisition Rehabilitation Program (HARP), and the delivery of a wide scope of housing counseling services to approximately 80% of the states poverty population. This is the fourth year that NDHF has received grant funds under HUD’s housing counseling grant program.
Better Housing League of Greater Cincinnati (BHL) Cincinnati, OH $18,376 Founded 32 years ago, the BHL serves 13 countries in Southwest Ohio and is the only local, independent and comprehensive HUD-approved housing counseling agency in the Greater Cincinnati area. BHL has been a HUD-approved housing counseling agency since 1996 and has been most active in the Greater Cincinnati urban area in addition to Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties. BHL’s mission is to help low-income persons, minorities,