Housing

‘Down Home’ Prepares To Surprise A Family And End The Cycle Of Homelessness

new non-profit serving families who are transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing

FARGO, N.D. — A new non-profit called ‘Down Home’ is helping a deserving family transition into permanent housing. KVRR’s Angela Shen talked with the founders of the group just before the house was revealed to the new residents. Meet the family on KVRR Local News at 9. Categories: Local News, News Landing Page, North Dakota News Tags: DOWN HOME, FARGO,…

Did You Know the F-M Area Achieved Functional Zero?

The Fargo Moorhead area has gotten homeless veterans off the streets and into housing

FARGO, ND — There are only 50 communities in the country that have connected all homeless veterans with housing options, and Fargo/Moorhead is one of them. We’ll tell you about this accomplishment and how it was achieved. “Reaching functional zero has been a mind boggling experience; it’s been wonderful,” said Diana Hall, with the Fargo VA. The Fargo Moorhead area…

Bismarck-Mandan Region Working to Raise Money for Emergency Housing

The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck-Mandan region is closer in meeting the funds needed to help the homeless with emergency housing. The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance. This is in addition to the Bismarck City Commisson’s $10,000 and the United Way’s raising of $292,000. City leaders say they need about $325,000 to keep…

Dilworth Builds for the City’s Future by Planning Two New Housing Projects

The Keystone and Summerwood Addition Projects are the first major housing projects in Dilworth in eight years

DILWORTH, Minn. — The city of Dilworth has grown by 50 percent since the year 2000; however, it has been eight years since the last major housing project in the city. Dilworth hopes that two new developments can attract more to move to Dilworth and lead to even more growth in the future. The city of Dilworth has been growing…

YWCA Receives a Share of $1.8 Million for Housing Efforts

This is the 28th year they received a portion of the $1.8 million grant from Housing and Urban Development and although it supports housing efforts, it goes beyond that

FARGO, N.D. — Housing and Urban Development has awarded 18 programs in North Dakota a share of $1.8 million in federal money. An organization in Fargo is a recipient of the funding. The YWCA is helping impoverished women and children create a new future. “To be able to help women move from a state of chaos and crisis back out…

Homeless Population Moving from Armory to Community Center for Shelter

With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now using the shelter say they thought they had no choice but to stay out on the streets

DILWORTH, Minn. — Those who have been in need of shelter staying at the Moorhead Armory are now being moved to the Dilworth Community Center until the end of January. Churches United in Moorhead has been working closely with the city of Dilworth to provide a second housing option for those in need. With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now…

F5 Project Helps Felons Readjust To Society

Project Helps Inmates Rebuild Their lives On The Outside

FARGO, ND — A Fargo man wants to show that former criminals aren’t castoffs. He’s dedicated to showing the value, determination, and hustle of felons while helping them rebuild their own lives right here in our region. His efforts are getting noticed more and more, and more and more people are claiming he’s helping to save their lives. It’s Wednesday…

Changes Coming to Emergency Shelter for the Homeless in the F-M Region

Shelters officials say they cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight

REGIONAL — More than 30 churches in our area will not be providing emergency sheltering to the homeless this winter. Shelters cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight. “That’s the hardest part of what we do here at the shelters,” Pastor Sue Koesterman said.  Koesterman is executive director of Churches United for the…

The United Way Helping with Emergency Housing for the Homeless in Bismarck

Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help

BISMARCK, ND — The United Way is helping close an emergency housing gap in Bismarck since the city’s lone men’s emergency shelter closed late last month. The organization has provided 150 nights of shelter for 46 people deemed to be in crisis. Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help. The Ruth Meiers Hospitality House closed its…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Launches Holiday Donation Event

They're also accepting non-perishable food items, home supplies and other everyday items

FARGO, ND — Local businesses are teaming up with Golden Drive Homeless Kids to help give presents to kids in need in the valley. Places like Culver’s, Bell State Bank and KVRR are putting out donation boxes to encourage people to donate toys. They’re also accepting non-perishable food items, home supplies and other everyday items. Sue Baron, the leader of…