The North Dakota Industrial Commission has appointed David A. Flohr as the executive director of the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA).
“Dave has an excellent understanding of North Dakota’s affordable housing needs and exhibited great leadership as the head of North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s homeownership division,” said commission members in a joint statement. “We are pleased that he is willing to take on this new role and we anticipate having a continued good working relationship with him as the agency head.”
An NDHFA employee for 36 years, Flohr was appointed to serve as the agency’s interim executive director when Jolene Kline retired in July. He has been the homeownership division director since 2005. The division helps North Dakotans, primarily first-time buyers, become successful homeowners by offering homebuyer education, down payment and closing cost assistance, and affordable mortgage loans.
“I am grateful to the North Dakota Industrial Commission for putting their trust in me to continue leading the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency,” said Flohr. “And, I would like to thank the agency’s staff for their commitment to addressing the state’s affordable housing needs, working towards ensuring every North Dakotan has a safe and affordable place to call home.”
A self-supporting state agency, NDHFA is dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. In addition to helping individuals and families achieve homeownership, the agency supports the development of and ensures the continued availability of safe and affordable rental housing for vulnerable households including low-wage workers, elderly, disabled and homeless individuals and families.
The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees the agency.