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Public News Service - ND: Housing/Homelessness

Public housing advocates are welcoming federal dollars to help fix up existing units in North Dakota, but they say much more funding is needed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – With more than $2 million now heading to refurbish public housing in North Dakota, advocates for the state's homeless population are praising the move from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fifteen counties in the state will use the money primarily to impr

PHOTO: Housing and health are among the biggest challenges for many folks across the state, but that's especially true among North Dakota's veterans. Photo credit: Karen Desuyo/Flickr.<br />

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tuesday is Veterans Day, and while those who served will be honored at events across North Dakota, behind the scenes many returning veterans are still struggling with a myriad of issues. Richard LeMay, director of litigation with Legal Services of North Dakota, says one big

PHOTO: Applications are now being accepted for the North Dakota Homestead Property Tax Credit. The credit was expanded by lawmakers so more senior citizens can now take advantage. CREDIT: Tax Credits

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a change that will mean savings of hundreds or thousands of dollars for more North Dakota homeowners age 65 and older, the Legislature during the past session approved expansion of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Josh Askvig, AARP North Dakota associate state director, said a

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state's housing crunch is putting a major strain on programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Janelle Moos, executive director of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women Services, says there aren't enough housing options for women looking to escape abusive situations.

BISMARCK, N. D. - The people of North Dakota are opening their wallets to help with the state's housing crunch – and they're doing it without spending a dime. Josh Askvig, AARP North Dakota associate state director for advocacy, says folks can contribute to the recently-established North Dakot

Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Supreme Court has decided that some provisions of the state's Housing Discrimination Act have time limits. It ruled that a Fargo man waited too long to file a complaint against an apartment owner whose building was not accessible to those with disabilities, suggesting

BISMARCK, N.D. – For years, job turnover has been tremendous for people who care for seniors in their homes or in nursing homes and those who help people with disabilities. A bill passed by the North Dakota legislature that took effect on July 1 is upping the salaries of those workers. Linda

Bismarck, ND – When the North Dakota Legislature begins its 61st session next week, it will decide on a two-year budget. Don Morrison, executive director of the nonpartisan, progressive advocacy group NDPeople.org, believes the expected one billion dollar surplus is a golden opportunity to mak

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