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Emergency Rent Bridge continues helping North Dakota residents pay rent during pandemic

Since May, the program has supported over 300 renters in 15 counties.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding residents that the Emergency Rent Bridge can provide assistance to those struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many North Dakotans have been receiving temporary federal unemployment payments which are scheduled to end this week. Without the extra payments. North Dakotans may once again find it difficult to pay their…

Advocacy Groups Call For Increased Worker and Family Protections

FARGO, N.D. – A group of North Dakota advocacy organizations are calling for stronger policies to be put in place to protect workers and families during the COVID-19 crisis. The group is asking for elected officials to enact policy that would provide safety equipment and safer work environments for front line workers and those returning back to work, a moratorium on…

Faith and Community Leaders Plea with Gov. Burgum to postpone evictions

FARGO, N.D. – Faith and community leaders are once again calling on the Governor to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions and a freeze on foreclosures. Organizers say that the eviction moratorium is necessary as the number of people filing for unemployment due to the Coronavirus tops 19,000 cases, leaving many without the ability to pay bills. Governor Burgum said…

Coalition Calls for Eviction Moratorium in North Dakota

A coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are now fighting a new threat of the Coronavirus, a homelessness and housing crisis.

FARGO, N.D. – With more then 3% of the states workforce out of a job, a coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are calling on Governor Doug Burgum to step in and temporarily suspend evictions, rental late fees, and foreclosures during the pandemic, and for 90 days after the emergency is over. “It’s like a domino effect, if we…

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…

NDSU Housing Development Hits City Planning Snag

The current design stretches over the block's alley way

FARGO, N.D. — Homes are torn down to make way for a $23 million college student housing complex near NDSU. But a Fargo City Commission vote has caused construction to hit a snag. Just a few months ago, the 1600 block of 12th Street North, Fargo was lined with houses. The NDSU Foundation has been buying and renting out homes…