For over 23 years, Lewis & Clark Development Group has partnered on housing development projects totaling in excess of $185 million, which have created more than 1,100 housing units throughout North Dakota.

CommunityWorks North Dakota (CWND) is the state’s only chartered NeighborWorks® America organization. As part of LCD Group, CWND secures resources and provides expertise unique among housing development organizations, thus providing LCD Group’s partners with key advantages. This, when coupled with our housing development team’s 47 years of combined experience, makes LCD Group North Dakota’s premier catalyst for housing and community development. Developers, lenders, contractors, nonprofits, along with municipal and state government leaders turn to LCD Group to meet needs and turn concepts into reality. And our projects have been recognized nationally, earning top honors by NeighborWorks® America for their impact in providing affordable housing and revitalizing communities.

Million Dollars on housing development projects

New Housing Units throughout North Dakota

Years of combined experience on our team

LCD Group’s Projects

Since 1997, we have participated in many roles from lender to co-developer to general partner working with developers, contractors, municipal governments, and nonprofits on the following projects (as of April 2020)…
  • Beulah School House Apartments – Beulah
  • Pride Independence Pt. – Bismarck
  • Sierra Court –Bismarck
  • Ruth Meiers Hospitality House – Bismarck
  • 100 West Main – Bismarck
  • Century Cottages – Bismarck
  • United Way Center for Opportunity – Bismarck
  • Boulevard Apartments – Bismarck
  • The Landing – Bowman
  • City of Carrington – Carrington
  • Tuff-E Apartments – Carson
  • Loretta Bay – Crosby
  • Dacotah Ridge – Dickinson
  • Keys Condominiums – Fargo
  • LB Homes – Hazen
  • Pioneer Homes – Hazen
  • Legacy Center – Jamestown
  • Library Square I and II – Mandan
  • Lakewood Townhomes – Mandan
  • La Familia Sagrada Apartments – Mandan
  • Minot Place Rowhomes – Minot
  • Rolling Ridge Estates – Minot
  • Page Manor – Page
  • LSS, Inc. – Ray
  • Prairie Heights – Watford City
  • Waters Edge – Williston
  • Bakken Heights II
  • Williston School – Williston
  • ParkRidge Townhomes – Williston

LCD Group’s Housing Development Team:

LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom and Community Development Coordinator Lyle Hogue have a combined 47 years of experience. Together, they spearhead LCD Group’s housing development efforts by…


  • Assessing community needs and coordinating resources
  • Partnering with developers, lenders, nonprofits, and municipalities in creating new and rehabilitating existing developments
  • Securing project financing
  • Coordinating bidding processes by contacting contractors
  • Preparing construction contracts and forgivable mortgages according to Community Development  Block Grant (CDBG) regulations
  • Conducting labor standards compliance (Davis-Bacon) and periodic inspection of work to determine compliance with contracts when     applicable
  • Preparing HUD project reports
  • Inspecting homes to determine rehabilitation need and resident income eligibility
  • Prepare environmental review record for projects and work specifications

Brent Ekstrom

  • Executive Director, Lewis & Clark Development Group (2014–Present)
  • Director of Commercial Lending, Lewis & Clark Development Group (2001–2014)
  • Certified Economic Development Finance Professional – National Development Council
  • Professional Certificate, Community Economic Development – NeighborWorks® America

Brent may be reached at or at (701) 667-7624.

Lyle Hogue

  • Community Development Coordinator, Lewis & Clark Development Group (1998–Present)
  • Loan Administrator, Roosevelt-Custer Regional Development Council (1992-1998)
  • Community Development Block Grant Administration – NeighborWorks® America
  • Housing Quality Standards Certification – NeighborWorks® America
  • Completed Housing Rehab Certification – NeighborWorks® America
  • Lead-Based Paint Certification – NeighborWorks® America
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Training – NeighborWorks® America
  • Economic Development Professional Certification – National Development Council

Lyle may be reached at or at (701) 667-7623.

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