WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee member, announced today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded five grants totaling $357,472 to Housing Authorities across North Dakota.

Three of the grants come from CARES Act funds through Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Supplemental Funding, which aims to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. They are:

  • $195,774 for the Housing Authority of Cass County,
  • $23,132 for the Walsh County Housing Authority, and
  • $39,470 for the North Dakota Housing & Finance Agency.

The Housing Authority of Cass County also received $21,608 from HUD as a Portability Special Fee award.

The Standing Rock Housing Authority was awarded a $77,488 grant through the Tribal HUD-VASH program, which combines rental assistance and administrative fees from HUD with case management, clinical and supportive services provided by the VA specifically for Native American veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.