Housing Rehabilitation Program
The City has had to make a decision to close the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program (the Housing Rehabilitation Program is a separate program from the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Program). This difficult decision is based on the challenges of construction contractors having the resources to navigate federal regulations and requirements that must be met as part of the program. In addition, there are also pressing needs for the federal funds to prioritize ongoing COVID-19 support. This support will include rental assistance and construction of affordable housing, ensuring individuals are able to maintain their housing situation and have a safe place to quarantine and isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As a result, the City is not currently accepting new Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program applications. As a recipient of federal funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Fargo is required to develop a 5-Year Consolidated Plan, which was approved by Fargo City Commission on January 25, 2021. This Plan will govern funding years 2020-2024. The City's priorities in the first few years of the Consolidated Plan will focus on providing ongoing COVID-19 support. It is possible, in 2023 or 2024, that the City will restart the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.
In the meantime, homeowners who are interested in housing rehabilitation may contact the following organizations on potential options for housing rehabilitation assistance:
- Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area
Phone Number: 701.356.7836
- SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA)
Phone Number: 701.232.2452
Other Information for Homeowners
- Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) Program
- Property Tax Remodeling Exemption
- HBA's searchable online directory of building industry professionals
- Information for selecting a contractor