Grand Forks homebuilding nonprofit making progress on two homes

Those driving along the 200 block of Cottonwood Street in Grand Forks may notice some construction activity on what was once an empty lot.

The Grand Forks Community Land Trust is in the midst of building a home at 213 Cottonwood St. Once complete, it will be the third house the organization has built. Its fourth house is planned for the lot next door at 218 Cottonwood.

Formed in 2010, the land trust constructs and sells homes to eligible families. The mortgage payments do not exceed 30 percent of a family’s gross monthly income at the time of purchase, according to its website.

The organization receives funding from federal grant money distributed by the City of Grand Forks.

Below are photos of construction progress taken by various land trust staff members.

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