North Dakota Finance Agency executive director retires

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Finance Agency is a state organization that works to provide affordable housing for North Dakotans. Jolene Kline is the executive director and says after 34 years, will retire.

NDFA has named an interim, Dave Flohr who is currently the home ownership division director, he will begin Tuesday. The organization says the North Dakota Industrial Commission is doing a nationwide search to fill the position. Kline says even though she's leaving NDFA, she has a passion for projects for the elderly, which the agency has started and plans to stand up for it.

"Making sure that there's adequate funding for housing, instead of doing it as the executive director for the agency I will be doing that as a citizen," said Kline.

Kline says she plans on spending time with her parents, her grand children and pursue some interests that she had to put on hold due to her role as the executive director.