Joe Rizzo, Developer, HDFP, HCCP

Email: jrizzo(at)beyondshelterinc(dot)com
Direct Line: (701) 551-0485

Joe joined the BSI Team in April 2014. He is responsible for development of new affordable home projects with the mission of "improving lives and creating communities by developing housing for those most in need."  Responsibilities include identifying housing needs, developing plans and budgets, and seeking funding from a variety of sources in effort to build adequate, affordable, accessible, and secure housing.  Prior to BSI, Joe has 20 years of experience in the residential mortgage and finance industry where he has become perceptive of the importance of housing for families, communities, and quality of life.  He is also in the final stage of completing his master's degree where he is emphasizing in Community Development.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration - University of Missouri
  • Masters in Sociology/Community Development - North Dakota State University - Pending

Designations and Licensures

  • Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification - National Development Council
  • Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) - National Association of Home Builders

Community Involvement

Joe, a native of Missouri, and his wife now reside in West Fargo with their three children. He is currently a member of Up with Downs and GiGi's Playhouse.