About Us

Unapologetically compassionate

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At Fargo Housing, we know housing is the foundation for feeling safe, getting an education and/or training, finding and keeping employment, staying healthy and enjoying a good quality of life. Without a stable home, people are unable to take care of basic needs — food, clothing, medicine, transportation, providing for themselves and their families. With a safe, stable home, individuals and families are able to become self-sufficient, and our entire community thrives.

Our mission is to empower people to achieve independence through housing.

Fargo Housing provides safe, affordable homes to our neighbors with lower and moderate incomes by efficiently, ethically and effectively putting government housing programs and funding to work for Fargo. We are actively revitalizing our community to benefit everyone who lives here. Our communities and homes are managed and maintained by professionals.

Beyond housing, we connect the people we serve with the resources and services they need to stabilize their lives and their families. We make long-term commitments to those in our community who need extended care, such as our neighbors who are seniors, veterans or disabled. We help the rest navigate their path to self-sufficiency with a suite of resident services.

Fargo Housing is unapologetically compassionate and powerfully collaborative.

We work with our valued community partners to find housing solutions and add value every step of the way — maximizing federal funding, maintaining high-quality housing and providing support for residents, landlords and developers. When we work together, we have the biggest impact.

Executive Director and CEO Matthew Pike

Executive Director & CEO, G. Matthew Pike

Matthew Pike is the Executive Director & CEO of the Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority. He previously served for a decade as a commissioner on the Lawrence County (S.D.) Housing & Redevelopment Commission and as director of the Lawrence County Public Defenders Office in Deadwood, S.D. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where he studied international and humanitarian law. He is the 2014 recipient of the NAHRO’s Mountain Plains Regional Council Commissioners Service Award and was named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the South Dakota State Bar Association in 2013. He currently serves on NAHRO’s International Research & Global Exchange committee and parliamentarian to NAHRO’s Board of Governors.

Chief Deputy Director Jill Elliott

Chief Deputy Director, Jill Elliott

Jill Elliott is the Chief Deputy Director of the Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority. Now in her 41st year of service to Fargo Housing, Jill Elliott doesn’t merely exemplify visionary leadership in affordable housing, she has defined it for North Dakota and for the region. As Fargo Housing’s Chief Deputy, Jill offers new and compelling strategies for addressing the needs of our tenants, applicants, and community partners. Her innovations reflect not just the substantial if not unparalleled experience and insight gained from more than four decades of service, but more keenly point to her enormous compassion and commitment to improving the lives of those we serve. She currently serves on NAHRO’s Community Revitalization and Development Committee, as well as the “Housing America” Advisory Group.