About Us

In 1999 the Fargo Housing Authority saw the need to create a non-profit housing development organization since there were none operating in the area, and the need for additional new affordable housing was becoming very pressing. Beyond Shelter, Inc. was started with a $5,000 loan from the HRA, and within a very short time it was producing its first housing project using staff contracted from the HRA.

In subsequent years the organization has become an independent Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) working to serve the community of Fargo, ND and beyond. BSI has a seasoned staff and a track record of placing over 900 new affordable units in-service. The organization works with multiple partners in communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota to help develop workforce and senior housing.

Typical funding sources include:

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • HOME Funds
  • Commmunity Development Block Grants (CDBG)
  • Affordable Housing Program Funds (AHP)
  • ND Housing Incentive Funds (HIF)
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds (NSP)
  • ND Law Enforcement Housing Pilot Program Funds (LEPP)
  • Foundation Grants

We look forward to working and partnering with you to help to meet current needs.

Mission Statement

"Improving lives and creating communities by developing housing for those most in need."