Housing

Those living in Fargo high rise to get vouchers to help with relocation

FARGO, N.D. – People living in the Lashkowitz High Rise on 2nd Street South in Fargo will be receiving protection vouchers to assist with their relocation. The low-income housing building was approved for disposition and redevelopment in March. More than 150 vouchers will be given to tenants to support their relocation within Fargo or anywhere in the country. Fargo Housing…

Community Leaders Talk About Housing Bonds For Working Class People

The Goal Is To Help Combat Homelessness In Minnesota

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Community members, local politicians and social workers packed into the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The point of the meeting is to address the local and statewide issue of homelessness. “Every Minnesotan deserves to have a safe, dignified place to call home and the resources that they need to be stable in their housing,” Executive Director…

City of Moorhead Asks for Public Input on Community Development Needs

There will be another meeting next week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is looking for input as it draws up its plans for the next few years and that includes housing. The city held a meeting for people to discuss what they see as community development needs. This input will help Moorhead put together its Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The…

Community Members Bike for a Cause at 16th Annual Tour de Habitat

The money from the event helps Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity build homes for people in need

FARGO, N.D.– Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is continuing its mission of helping people find sustainable housing with its 16th Annual Tour de Habitat fundraiser. People helped raise money by biking for a cause. The money from the event goes towards Habitat for Humanity’s goal of building three houses in 10 days in June. A marketing manager says there are…

Minnesota Gov. Walz Unveils Massive Public Construction Borrowing Bill

Republican leaders have shown little enthusiasm for a big bonding package

FORT SNELLING, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has unveiled his first capital spending proposal, a $1.27 billion public construction borrowing bill. $150 million would go to housing. “This proposal will fund a full range of housing choices including supporting housing for people experiencing homelessness, senior housing, family housing and new home ownership opportunities,” said Walz. The package also includes $330…

Down Home Helps Family of 7 With Permanent Housing

They celebrated their 1st anniversary by helping their 22nd move in

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, MN — It truly is a Christmas miracle for a family of 7 thanks to Down Home. Down Home is a non-profit that is helping homeless families transition into permanent housing. They celebrated their 1st anniversary by helping their…

“Down Home,” a Non-Profit, Reveals New Home to Fargo Family

They took time to personalize the space as well

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a new chapter for one family who’s been trying to get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. Shawntay Turner and her son had been going from shelter to shelter for some time, but they stepped foot in a home they can now call their own. “It’s unbelievable. I still can’t believe it,” Turner said. The space…

“The Bridges,” A New Housing Complex That Gives Students a Unique Experience, Opens Near NDSU

The building is marketed towards students looking for independent living

FARGO, N.D. — A new housing complex called The Bridges has opened its doors near the NDSU campus. “The second I saw it, I was like, ‘I got to be part of it.’ This is just amazing,” Raven Kitzan, who’s moving into the Bridges, said. “I chose it based on all the amenities… it just really fit my lifestyle.” The apartments…

Fargo Non-profit, DownHome, Looking to Create a Forever Home for Families in Need

They are providing furnishings and décor to families transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing

FARGO, N.D. — Imagine being able to provide a family in need with a home that not only feels like theirs, but an opportunity to have a seamless transition. That’s what a new non–profit, called DownHome is doing. They are providing furnishings and décor to families transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. From ideas, to construction, to the day of…

Fargo City Commission Candidates Gather for Q & A

Some of the biggest concerns from citizens are housing, infrastructure, and transportation

FARGO, N.D. — The Hawthorne Neighborhood Association hosted a forum for Fargo city commission candidates. Organizers say the questions citizens submitted were wide-ranging, but some of the biggest topics were aging infrastructure, housing, election reform, and affordability of living in the city. The candidates say improving core neighborhoods is key, as is balancing the needs of renters and landlords to create…