The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has committed more than $20 million from its Housing Incentive Fund (HIF) to 18 projects across the state.

The 2013 Legislature reauthorized HIF at $35.4 million with a priority of providing housing for essential service workers in energy-impacted counties and preserving and providing for low- and moderate-income households.

NDHFA received 26 applications requesting more than $36 million. Applicants that set aside units for essential workers received a scoring preference. More than half of the successful applicants reserved units specifically for these workers, including police officers, teachers, and nurses.

To learn more about North Dakota’s affordable housing need, read the AHF story Building Boomtown.