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Pierce County Housing Rehab

SBPC assisted with repairs, rehabilitation, and appliance upgrades from 2016 to 2021 in Pierce County communities for low-income residents in single- and multi-family units.

The goal of this project was to improve the standards of homes for safety, health, and quality of life. The project area focused directly on Pierce County, North Dakota. Pierce County makes up 1,053 square miles with an estimated population of 4,081 in 2018. Out of 561 renter-occupied housing units, approximately 459 of those units are occupied by low- or very low-income residents – that’s more than 81 percent (American Fact Finder 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates). The poverty level in Pierce County is 17.6 percent (American Fact Finder 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates).

Project Impact

Each household was reviewed to answer the following questions:
(1) Is the home decent, safe, and sanitary for living conditions? If not, will it be once it is rehabilitated?
(2) What are the greatest rehabilitation needs of the home?
(3) Are there additional local programs and services that we can recommend to the homeowners? (i.e. housing counseling, mortgage assistance, Community Action assistance, etc.)

Grant Funds Secured: $336,666
Total Funds invested: $1.79 million
Number of low-income persons assisted: 16
Number very low-income persons assisted: 37
Total Households assisted: 36

Project Partners

USDA - Rural Development
St. Joseph's Community Foundation
Rugby Job Development Authority
Pierce County

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