Public Invited to Housing Forum on August 16th in Kulm

10 Aug 2017


KULM, N.D. – The Kulm Community Development Corporation (CDC) will be hosting a housing development forum on August 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kulm Community Center. No registration is required and there is no fee for this event, which is open to the public.

The forum will bring together rural communities and partners to share ideas on how to strengthen their economies and build on local assets. As access to affordable housing impacts economic development, discussion will focus on rural housing and shared challenges and opportunities. Not only will Kulm’s efforts be highlighted, but regional representatives will share how they have successfully addressed their community’s housing stock, infrastructure needs and their plans for the future.

Kulm Mayor Tony Buerkley will kick-off the meeting by showcasing community successes. Then, Andrew McDermid, president of the Kulm CDC, will moderate a panel of community representatives who include: Dan McKeever, the Mayor of Gwinner; Carol Peterson, Milnor Economic Development Coordinator; Bruce and Emery Lindgren, business owners in Kulm; and Dale Gackle, Kulm Housing Authority President. There also will be several agencies sharing resources to help meet individual and community housing goals through either financing or planning. Agencies participating include: USDA Rural Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, Lutheran Social Services, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Bank of North Dakota.

A no-host luncheon will follow at the Kulm Cafe, located at 9 Main Ave. South. For more information, contact Sarah Gackle at 651-262-3577 or email