Financial Needs


The North Dakota Department of Human Services has a variety of assistance programs to help qualified North Dakotans meet their basic needs. These programs help many lower-income individuals and families who are working toward self-sufficiency.

If you are struggling to pay your rent or have past-due utility bills because of a pandemic-related hardship, ND Rent Help may be able to help. For help applying, contact a local application counselor. See program details at



Great Plains Food Bank

Visit their website to find up to date information on additional food programs like Senior Pack Program, Youth Summer Meals and the Backpack Program

Shelters and Emergency Housing

Whether you are homeless or at risk of being homeless, there are organizations that can help with temporary shelter, food, rent payments, utility bills, security deposits, and other needs. Agencies across the state provide these valuable resources. 

Individuals experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence need access to a safe, clean place to lay their head at night. North Dakota has a diverse set of providers, located across the state, that serve both individuals experiencing homelessness and those fleeing domestic violence. In addition to the resources listed below you can visit for a complete list of resources in your community.

In addition to the resources listed above you can visit for a complete list of resources (healthcare, transportation, education, employment etc.) in your community.


Find more information at the ND Department of Human services here.


Find additional financial assistance programs regarding families and children, employment, food, disability, housing, immigration and refugees, veterans, loans, and social security

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