About Us

Beyond Shelter, Inc. (BSI), a North Dakota nonprofit corporation was incorporated in the State of North Dakota on May 27, 1999.  The corporation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and especially to promote and provide affordable housing and housing services and community development.  BSI and the BSI Team have expertise in developing residential rental apartment buildings, including structuring, coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the construction, debt and equity financing, including equity syndication involving LIHTC, leasing, and all other aspects of such development.  BSI is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and has a 6-member board of directors.

Since its inception BSI has closed on the financing of 37 projects producing over 1,000 units of affordable residential rental housing.  BSI has been able to share its experience and talent by serving as developer/co-developer for projects in Fargo, West Fargo, Grand Forks, Burlington, Minot, and Dickinson, ND, Aberdeen, SD, and Moorhead, MN.

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)
  • Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
  • 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 and sustaining housing for those most in need."

Core Values

QUALITY affordable housing communities for those most in need.

Cultivate and maintain professional
RELATIONSHIPS with a wide array of stakeholders essential to fulfilling the organization's mission.

Conduct business with

EXCELLENCE by challenging ourselves to do better than we did yesterday, and seek partners who share this value.

Embrace a
TEAM approach to organizational development and problem solving.