Dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity serves a number of local communities in the Fargo-Moorhead area.Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity partners with local businesses, churches, and volunteers to help build homes with qualifying families.
Josh Hoper has served on the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity board of directors for six years as board secretary, vice president, and currently president. He is a scientist at heart, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Natural Sciences and a minor in Psychology from the University of North Dakota. In this article, Josh gives a brief overview of the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity organization and how he tries to find ways to promote the importance of data to others in the organization.
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A household is considered housing cost-burdened when 30 percent or more of its monthly gross income is dedicated to housing costs, including the cost of utilities. In 2016, North Dakota ranked 1st in the nation with the lowest percentage of households whose housing costs exceed the threshold of affordability at 23 percent.
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