Our main focuses are helping households who are experiencing homelessness find long-term stable housing and eviction prevention.


If you are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of eviction, NDRH Housing Stabilization may be able to help.

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Use the chart above or answer these questions to determine the type of application you should submit.

  • Are you currently experiencing homelessness?
    • If yes, submit a housing stabilization application.
  • Have you received a written three-day notice/Notice to Quit, or an eviction court date?
    • If yes, submit an eviction prevention application.

If you cannot answer yes to either of these questions, you are NOT likely be a candidate to receive assistance through the ND Housing Stability Program.

If you are experiencing homelessness, you can apply for help with a Re-Housing application. Once you apply and get approved, we'll connect you with a Household Engagement Coach. They'll provide training sessions to walk you through your lease and Letter of Commitment, aiding in fostering a positive relationship with your housing provider and equipping you with the skills needed to become a successful renter.

If a past rental or utility debt is preventing you from finding housing, NDRH Housing Stabilization can provide assistance to clear your debt to your previous housing provider, utility provider, or collections agency. Paying off this past debt will alleviate re-housing struggles.

Once you have found stable housing, NDRH Housing Stabilization will assist with up to 6 months of rent (dependent on applicant eligibility and program rules). Throughout the duration of assistance, you will meet regularly with your coach to discuss additional resources around the state to assist with your other household needs.

Click here to view more information about the Re-Housing application process.

If you are facing eviction, you can seek assistance by applying for the Eviction Prevention Program. To receive assistance, your housing provider must agree to halt any eviction proceedings and be registered to accept state payments. 

Once the eviction has been prevented, you could be eligible for more support if you stay engaged with your coaching sessions and continue to meet program requirements.

Click here to view more information about the Eviction Prevention application process.

NDRH Housing Stabilization offers mediation services to resolve conflicts between renters and housing providers.

Mediation services are available only to households actively receiving assistance from the program.

Participating Housing Providers may be able to recover funds for damages caused renters who utilized a Letter of Commitment. To qualify, the following conditions must be met:

  • The renter must have used a Letter of Commitment to secure housing
    • All terms and conditions of the Letter of Commitment must be adhered to
  • The Housing Provider must have submitted a payment request prior to the approval of their renter's housed application
  • The damages are greater than normal wear and tear covered by the renter's security deposit
    • NDRH will cover up to $4,000 in damages
  • Documentation of damages and invoices for repairs must be provided


Additionally, Housing Providers may be able to recoup funds lost due to applicants vacating or being evicted from their approved rental. Vacancy loss refers to the costs associated with re-renting vacant units. NDRH Housing Stabilization will pay up to 1 month of vacancy loss assistance to Housing Providers with qualifying circumstances.



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NDRH Housing Stabilization works with both households and housing providers.


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Re-Housing Services

If you are experiencing homelessness, NDRH Housing Stabilization may be able to assist you.

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Eviction Prevention Services

If you are at imminent risk of eviction, NDRH Housing Stabilization may be able to assist you.

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Housing Providers

Learn how to receive rent payments on behalf of approved households.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A compiled list of frequently asked questions about the NDRH Housing Stabilization program.

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What other programs can help me?

HHS may be able to offer additional support.
Other programs you may qualify for include health care, food support and child care assistance.

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Who can answer questions about NDRH Housing Stabilization?

For information about applying, program eligibility, or an existing case, contact the NDRH Housing Stabilization Program.

Economic Assistance Policy Division
NDRH Housing Stabilization Program
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250

Phone: (701) 328-1907
TTY 711
ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888

Submit an appeal request online.