North Dakota housing fund coming up millions of dollars short

BISMARCK, N.D. – Contributions are lagging for a fund aimed at building affordable housing in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch.

The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency says more than 350 low-income housing units could languish if funding is not raised. …

Agency director Mike Anderson says $3.7 million in donations is needed by the end-of-year deadline to fund all of the 26 low-income projects proposed.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • The Whistler

    Maybe the public employees want to take a lead on donating their own money to this project.

    • Rob

      This was a terrible idea.

  • cylde

    The high income oil workers need housing and are willing to pay for it themselves if the govt. will issue building permits. As the supply increases the price of housing will drop because of the law of supply and demand.

    • Rob

      Exactly. And in the mean time if local governments would stop cracking on temporary solutions like man came the situation wouldn’t be so bad.

  • kevindf

    “Affordable” for whom?