Read about the American Rescue Plan and it's affect on housing HERE!


And view past newsletters here!



Our 2020 Partner Family purchased and moved into their Habitat home on February 1st! The kids love having all the extra space to run around and play and Sandy is excited to have a home to call her own, big enough for her whole family to visit! 


*Sandy and her 4 boys in front of their Habitat house. Photo credit to the Grand Forks Herald.



Our 2020 Homeowner signed the purchase agreement for her home in December! Sandy and her 4 boys will move in January 31st. Subscribe to our newsletter to recieve a notification about our 2020 Home Dedication Ceremony!



*Pictured left to right: Board Vice President Phil, 2020 Homeonwner Sandy, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Marisa, Board President Mike



5 Year Strategic Plan
Read about our organization's goals and community commitments for the next 5 years! We appreciate community feedback and information about resources that can help us reach our goals!
2020-2025 Strategic Plan.pdf
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Read About Our Past Year Successes!
Stakeholder Feedback Survey available through June 1, 2020
Stakeholder Flyer.pdf
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Read our 2020 second quarter newsletter here! Don't forget to subscribe under the "OUR STORY" tab!


Published 4/4/2020

Read the CARES Act
Read the bill passed to soften the effects of the Coronavirus.
CARES Act.pdf
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Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity COVID-19 Action Plan
Please find our Action Plan as of 3/23/2020 for the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
COVID-19 Action Plan.pdf
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COVID-19 Response to Congress
The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, along with other Habitat affiliates in the U.S., wrote to the state's designated Congress representatives urging them to consider the importance of stable housing during the Coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis. Read the letter below!
COVID-19 Letter to Congress.pdf
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Letter Mailed 3/23/2020

Proposed Community Reinvestment Act Changes
New guidelines for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credits from banks were proposed. The changes would loosen the requirements for banks to invest dollars in the community. The changes would allow CRA credits to be used for for-profit community ventures rather than dispersed to public and non-profit community development efforts. The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, along with other Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the U.S. wrote to the FDIC and Office of the Comptroller compelling them to reconsider the changes. Read the letter here!
FDIC and OCC CRA Letter.pdf
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Letter Mailed 3/8/2020

Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota hosted their bi-annual Outstanding Leadership Excellence (OLE) conference in Februray. The Red River Valley Habitat affiliate attended for the first time. Sessions inluded Thrivent Financial and Habitat partnerships, Construction Safety, Advocacy and Fundraising! 


Read our first quarterly newsletter here! Subscribe under the OUR STORY tab of our website.


Published 1/3/20

In September 2019, the basement of our rehabilitation project flooded just as we were about to finish and sell the house to the selected family. Luckily, Wells Fargo awarded a grant to our organization and wonderful employee volunteers helped with the clean up. 

Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks also helped with the demolition of water damaged drywall and interior doors.



The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity is pleased to Welcome Marisa Sorensen as their new executive director. Marisa graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2017 with a degree in Communication. She has experience working in marketing, advertising, and customer service. Marisa is currently pursuing her Masters in Community Development from North Dakota State University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. 


1st Annual "Habitat for Hounds" event a Huge success !









Thanks for helping Habitat help others

Kyle Kosior of Grand
forks writes in thanks to the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks.

By: Kyle Kosior, Grand Forks Herald


GRAND FORKS — I’m writing to express my thanks for the help the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area has given to Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity. Over the past few months, our organization has been making strides toward becoming relevant and productive in the Red River Valley. We are about to finish a home for a deserving family and plan to start a duplex in the spring of 2014.  None of this would have been possible without the help of the United Way. The funding provided to Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity serves to pay my salary, which in turn lets us to devote virtually all of our donations to building homes.  In addition to providing funding to us, United Way also has given the Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity the chance to speak to various groups around Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This lets us spread our message and recruit new volunteers.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area.

Kyle Kosior

Kosior is executive director of Red River Valley Habitat for

October 09, 2013, 05:30 AM

Habitat Board members receive a guided tour of the Grand Forks AFB.

" 8/22/2013 - Col. Paul Bauman, 319th Air Base Wing commander, stands alongside members of the Habitat for Humanity board, Aug. 9, 2013 on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The board members were taken on a guided tour of the base where they were able to meet with the base commander to discuss the work volunteers from the base do for their organization in the city of Grand Forks, N.D. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachiah Roberson) "

Meet the Family

RRV Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Home

"Habitat for Humanity Bringing New Home to Grand Forks Family"


By: Victor Correa, WDAZ (June 07,2013)


A family is receiving a brand new home thanks to the Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity. Andria Ruud and her three children have struggled to find a stable home since the unexpected death of her husband.


The Habitat for Humanity is a nationwide organization that builds homes for families in need. In order to qualify for one of these homes applicants must not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Ruud and her children moved into her mother's house after the death of her husband. After she was unable to find a place on her own she decided to apply at Habitat for Humanity and was surprised when she was approved. They laid the foundation for the home last fall but builders are hoping to finish the five bedroom home by April with the help of volunteer workers and donations.


Ruud: "When I moved back home I wanted to secure a nice stable house for my kids and I, after such tragedy of losing their dad and my husband."


Ruud's home is the first project Habitat for Humanity will be working on in 2013.


We need you!

We are currently seeking committed volunteers to serve on our board, committees, and help with builds.  Please email to sign up!

Contact Us

Red River Valley 
Habitat for Humanity

Marisa Sauceda
Executive Director
PO Box 5415
Grand Forks, ND 58206


Phone: 701-772-4418

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