Monday, February 10, 2020 - 03:30pm

The state of North Dakota will conduct public hearings throughout the month of February 2020 to receive input on housing and non-housing community development needs, for the development of the state’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Action Plan.

The Consolidated Plan, required by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), describes the state’s demographic characteristics; housing inventory, housing needs primarily for persons of low and moderate income, the homeless and special needs persons; and the state’s housing and non-housing priority needs.The Plan also includes five-year goals for housing and non-housing needs, a description of available resources, and a description of how certain resources will be delivered. The emphasis of the plan is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

In addition, the plan contains the 2020 Action Plan that serves as the state’s grant application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The Action Plan contains the program descriptions that describe how these programs will be delivered in the year 2020.

The public is encouraged to attend the public hearings to learn about the plan and to provide ideas for its development. At a later date, the public will be invited to obtain a copy of the draft plan and to provide written comments.

Should anyone require auxiliary aids or services, or need additional information, please contact the Department of Commerce’s Section 504 coordinator via email at, or by calling 701-328-5300, TTY 800-366-6888, Spanish TTY 800-435-8590, or Relay ND Voice 800-366-6889, prior to the hearing.

Following is a list of public hearing dates, times and locations:

Consolidated Plan Public Hearing Schedule

Region I
February 21, 2020 - 11 a.m.
Williston Center for Development
113 Fourth St. E.
Williston, ND

Region III
February 19, 2020 - 10 a.m.
Ramsey County Armory
417 Fifth St. NE
Devils Lake, ND

Region V
February 18, 2020 - 10 a.m.
Lake Agassiz Regional Council
417 Main Ave., Suite 201
Fargo, ND

Region VII
February 25, 2020 – 3 p.m.
ND Department of Commerce
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
Bismarck, ND

Region II
February 21, 2020 - 3 p.m.
Minot Public Library
516 Second Ave. SW
Minot, ND

Region IV
February 20, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
Job Service ND
Conference Room
1501 28th Ave. S.
Grand Forks, ND

Region VI
February 18, 2020 - 2 p.m.
South Central Dakota Regional Council
429 Second St. SW
Jamestown, ND

Region VIII
February 25, 2020 – 10 a.m. (Mountain Time)
Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce
314 Third Ave. W.
Dickinson, ND