If you are experiencing homelessness the NDRH Housing Stabilization Program may be able to offer re-housing assistance.

If you qualify, payments will be sent to your housing provider for rent. View the application checklists.

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As of February 1st, 2024, NDRH Housing Stabilization offers up to 6 months of rental assistance for eligible households.

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Households seeking assistance with home energy or cooling costs should apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Re-Housing Information

Re-Housing Information

The Re-Housing program assists households experiencing homelessness with acquiring and maintaining stable housing. 

  • Households who are experiencing homelessness
    • A household experiencing homelessness is defined as an individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes a living situation where you are temporarily doubled up with another household or transitioning out of a treatment or corrections facility.
  • Households who have experienced a financial hardship during the pandemic
  • Must be at or below income limit of 30% Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Must spend majority of nights in North Dakota

NDRH Housing Stabilization offers re-housing assistance to those experiencing homelessness. Assistance includes:

  • Letter of Commitment with intent to pay a housing provider for an approved residence within the rent limits for an applicant's household size and county. This includes:
    • Security deposit
    • Application fees
    • Up to 6 months of assistance 
  • Trainings on Letter of Commitment, being a New Renter, and Understanding a Lease

Application Process

Application Process

  • Create an account on the portal. (View a user guide for this process.)
  • Save your login credentials, you will use these to be able to update your application and view your application status.

  • To see if you qualify for assistance, you will need to submit a Housing Stabilization Application
  • Your application will be reviewed by eligibility. Should your application be approved, you will receive an approval email and be assigned a Housing Stability Coach or Housing Facilitator.

  • If you are assigned a Housing Stability Coach, your coach will reach out to you to set up an appointment. When you meet with your coach you will review the following training materials:
  • Once you have completed training, you will log into your portal and complete the Applicant Acknowledgement and download your Letter of Commitment.
  • If you are assigned a housing facilitator with a community partner, the facilitator will reach out to you.

  • Once you have your Letter of Commitment, you will be able to start searching for housing in your selected county under the rent limits set by the program.
  • If you need to change your designated county, add or delete household members, you will need to contact or 701- 328-1907 to get a new Letter of Commitment issued.

  • After you have found stable housing, you will need to submit a housed application.
  • Your application will be reviewed. Should your application be approved, you will receive an approval email and payment will be sent to your housing provider.
  • In rare circumstances, payment may be sent to renters directly.
  • You will meet with your Housing Stability Coach again to review the New Renter training.