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Grand Forks Housing Authority Case Study

Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how the Grand Forks Housing Authority is finding new ways to provide more homes for more people.

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EXCERPT FROM GFHA CASE STUDY

Grand Forks Housing Authority (GFHA) is a leading provider and proponent of affordable housing in the Grand Forks area. Founded in 1967, GFHA currently provides housing assistance to over 2,000 low-income families and disabled and elderly residents. GFHA serves as the property management firm for nearly 700 affordable housing units.

INQUISITIVE STAFF LEAD CREATIVELY

GFHA gives staff the autonomy to rely on their personal experiences or housing expertise to question and redefine the organization’s programs and policies. This trust breeds bold employees willing to act rather than sit by and wait for change.

DOING MORE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

GFHA breaks the cycle of homelessness by focusing on local partnerships that expand its work beyond affordable housing. Through these collaborations, GFHA combines pre-existing resources from each organization in a way that advances the partners’ collective mission without adding to either group’s bottom line.

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