North Dakota has been known as one of the best places to live and raise a family with regard to its nice neighborhood and welcoming local residents. This state is more reasonable than most of the states considering the affordable living expenses. It is one of the safest places since it has been ranked among the safest states. There are many social and recreational activities for its citizens. Even though it has benefits, affording living expenses might be hard on a low income. Thereby, the State of North Dakota, the federal agencies, and the local non-profit organizations provide a wide range of services and programs for low-income persons and families.
Financial and Cash Assistance
North Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was created by the federal government and has been managed by the North Dakota Human Services for low income across the region. Particularly low-income families who are having financial problems and searching for cash assistance are encouraged to get in touch with this program. Eligible low-income families will obtain one-time or temporary monthly payments based on their economic circumstances. Eligible family members may participate in readiness, employment programs, and training services to maximize their job skills and abilities. For more information and to apply, please take a look https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/financialhelp/tanfjobs or call toll-free at 800 755 2716.
Salvation Army of North Dakota is the local office of a national faith-based organization that aims to help everyone in need. Persons or families who are in need of emergency financial support are welcome to apply to this organization. Recipients of this program will be having a certain amount of monthly payments or one-time payments depending on their case. This monetary aid might be short or long-time depending on the hardship. This money can be used to cover rent, utility bills, housing expenses, medical bills, or food supplies. Furthermore, eligible people may also apply for housing assistance, food support, free clothing, utility support, emergency shelters, and so on. The link to their official website is as follows https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/ or contact 1 701 223 1889.
Housing and Rent Assistance
North Dakota HOME Investment Partnerships Program was founded by the National Affordable Housing Act as a federal housing assistance service in 1990. It has been mandated by the State of North Dakota for low-income people and families to have affordable, decent, secure, and sanitary houses. Low-income seniors, pregnant women, single moms, and persons with disabilities are urged to contact this program. Anyone who is about to lose their home and is at risk of homelessness is prioritized by this program. Qualified people can be settled in temporary or permanent housing. To learn more information, please visit https://www.ndhfa.org/index.php/development/ or give it a call at 800 292 8621.
North Dakota-Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program was built and has been led by the federal government for low and moderate-income individuals and families who require housing and rental support. Low income who are facing homelessness or who are about to lose their houses is eligible to apply for this program. Accepted persons will be deciding on their apartment, house, or flat in their favor. The property owner must accept the regulations of the program. Roughly 30 percent of the rent will be paid by the participants and the rest will be taken care of by the program. Since this is a well-known program, there is a waiting list and it is better to apply as soon as possible. To see more information, please click the link https://www.hud.gov/states/north_dakota/renting or by phone at 800 955 2232.
North Dakota Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), also known as North Dakota Health Steps, was established and has been sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Human Services for low-income families with children or only low-income children. Low-income children who are 18 years of age or younger and do not have health insurance coverage are the main target group for this health service. The program covers routine check-ups, immunizations, hospital visits, transportation, prescriptions, dental care, and much more. The scope of health services differs according to the patient’s health status. Explore more opportunities through the following link http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/chip/ or by phone at 1 844 854 4825.
North Dakota Medicaid is the main health assistance program of the state since 1966 for low-income North Dakotans. Especially low-income families with children, pregnant women, single mothers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to make contact with this program. Eligible individuals and families will benefit from the following health services:
- Regular nursing services
- Emergency room services
- Prescription drugs
- Nursing facility services
- Outpatient medical services
- Hospice services
- Health tracks
- Home care
- Durable medical equipment and supplies
- Out-of-state services
- Waivered services
- Vision care
- Mental health
- Dental services
- Family planning
- Sterilization and so on.
The length and the scope of the medical service that a patient receives are decided based on the case. To see the most suitable health services for you, please check out this link http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/covered.html or dial 701 328 7068.
Utility Bills Assistance
North Dakota Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) was constituted by the federal government and has been run by the State of North Dakota for people and families in need. The main criteria are the total income of the household and the size of the family. Beneficiaries of this program will be receiving help with weatherization services (weather stripping, insulation, etc.), emergency support, furnace cleaning, replacement, repair, chimney inspection, and cleaning. Some of the beneficiaries will also receive financial support to cover their natural gas, coal, wood, propane, electricity, and more. Find out more information at https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/financialhelp/energyassist.html or call them toll-free at 800 755 2716.
North Dakota Energy Share Program was created and has been sponsored by local people and various electricity companies to help low income throughout the state. Anyone who is not able to pay their utility expenses and looking for utility assistance is urged to apply to this local program. Eligible low-income individuals and families will be receiving monthly financial support to cover their utilities. For further information, please go to http://ww.dakotavalley.com or make contact with 1 800 726 8179.
North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the main food assistance service of the federal government and has been handled by the State of North Dakota for low-income people and families. Low-income single mothers, pregnant women, seniors, children, and persons with disabilities are prioritized by this program. Accepted persons will be obtaining an Electronic Benefits Card to use at local grocery stores and supermarkets. The amount of money that is going to be transferred to the card varies according to the financial and health condition of the recipients. To see the application form, please follow the link https://ilinxeforms.nd.gov/ILINXFlex/eFormsApp/ or make a phone call at 1 800 472 2622.
North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a special program for low-income women and children who are not able to purchase healthy and nutritious food. Eating healthy meals is vital for pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children who are up to five years of age. Recipients of this program will be having monthly food support that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, beans, milk, yogurt, cheese, cereal, and so on. Participants may also join classes and training that are about healthy eating, breastfeeding, and nutrition. To see more information and to apply, please go to https://www.health.nd.gov/prevention/wic or make a phone call at 701 328 2372.