ND Rent Help Eligibility Guidelines

The ND Rent Help Program can provide rent payments to housing providers on behalf of low- and moderate- income households, including payment of rent, arrears and future rent. 

North Dakota renter households may qualify if they:

  • Are earning up to 80% of area median income (AMI), which equals an annual income of up to $80,000 for a family of four depending on the county in which they live;
  • Have received unemployment benefits or have experienced financial hardship since the beginning of the pandemic since March 13, 2020; and
    • Are at risk of housing instability or homelessness due to difficulty affording housing and housing-related costs.
    • Households who are experiencing homelessness
    • Households who are at imminent risk of eviction

PRIORITY is being given to:

  • Household earning 50% AMI or less
  • Households that include a member who is currently unemployed and has been unemployed for 90 days or longer.

Housing Expenses ND Rent Help Can Assist With

NDRH can help with up to 12 months of past due, current and future rent and utilities for households with a verifiable rent arrangement.

Rental Assistance
Rent assistance is distributed in the following tiered amounts:

  • Months 1-6: NDRH pays 100% of the rent costs
  • Months 7-10: NDRH pays 85% of the rent costs
  • Months 11-12: NDRH pays 70% of the rent costs

Utility Assistance

  • 100% of any past due utilities are paid. 
  • Future utility payments are paid based on the average monthly amount billed to the household. 
  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services