Immigrant Development Center

Grantee Year: 
2018
City: 
Moorhead
State: 
Minnesota

As Fargo/Moorhead grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to secure housing. Immigrant Development Center (IDC) works with immigrants, refugees and new Americans to combat homelessness by providing co-signing and housing education. IDC has sucessfully organized landlords in support of this program. Families and individuals who need a co-sign for the lease are supported by IDC through a signature and a fund is reserved for cases where the tenant defaults. IDC also provides a housing education program where financial literacy, budgeting, and rules of renting are taught to tenants who are unfamiliar with the American system.