BlackRidgeBANK and Doug Wentz recognized as Champions of Affordable Housing

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) recently recognized its outstanding partners as “Champions of Affordable Housing” at the Statewide Housing Conference. Among those recognized for originating loans on behalf of NDHFA were BlackRidgeBANK and Mortgage Loan Originator Doug Wentz, from the bank’s Bismarck Region.

“The Champions Awards recognize and celebrate the work of individuals, non‐profit organizations, public agencies, and private sector businesses who go above and beyond to provide affordable housing for North Dakotans.” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director.

Through NDHFA’s homeownership programs individuals and families, which are typically first‐time buyers, receive low‐cost financing, and down payment and closing-cost assistance.

“One of the mortgage department areas that we take great pride in is our ability to leverage the various State and Federal government programs for the benefit of our clients,” said Joel Staehling, President of BlackRidgeBANK and Director of Secondary Market Lending. “Making housing affordable by tapping into these various and often complex programs is something we can all be proud of as a team member of BlackRidgeBANK.”