Fuller Center for Housing of the Detroit Lakes Area

P.O. Box 1472
Detroit Lakes MN 56501-1472

President: Jim Velde

Phone: 218-844-5397

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The Detroit Lakes Area Fuller Center assists members of the Detroit Lakes Area (southwest Becker County, Minnesota) build and repair homes at lower overall costs than conventional loans/programs. This is made possible by the Fuller Center for Housing programs, our generous donors, eager volunteers, and active participation and contributions by the beneficiaries of the programs.

Specific requirements/considerations for applicants are subject to change and covered in the application process, however, can be summarized as the following:

  • applicant need (can’t qualify for other more conventional loans/programs)

  • applicant willingness to partner (“sweat equity” volunteer hours from applicant and/or applicant’s family/sponsors required)

  • applicant ability to pay the zero-percent-interest loan/mortgage (or pay-it-forward for repair projects)


Now accepting applications for repair projects (aka Greater Blessing Repair Projects). We do not currently have any active new home build projects, but also accept applications for home ownership in anticipation of future projects.

Please return completed application and all requested documents by mail** to:

Fuller Center for Housing of the Detroit Lakes Area

P.O. Box 1472

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

* To request a paper application, please submit request for application by calling (218-844-5397) or emailing (detroitlakes@fullercenter.org) and providing your mailing address and phone number

** Applications submitted by e-mail may be considered for review, but signed paper copies may be required before selection is complete 

The Fuller Center for Housing and the Detroit Lakes Area Covenant Partner joyfully welcomes people from all walks of life as volunteers and as beneficiaries of our services and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.

Gifts of Time and Talents (no experience required)
– Board and Committee members (meet monthly)

Volunteers for events/activities

To volunteer time/talents, please call (218-844-5397) or email (detroitlakes@fullercenter.org) and provide your mailing address and phone number

Gifts of Treasures
– Monetary Donations
– Donations of tools, equipment, supplies, food for volunteers, etc. are also greatly appreciated

Donations to Fuller Center for Housing of Detroit Lakes Area are all tax deductible!

To give donations, please select “Donate to this covenant partner” on the fullercenter.org/Detroit-lakes/ website or please call (218-844-5397) or email (detroitlakes@fullercenter.org) and provide your mailing address and phone number and details about your intended donation

– Picnic in the Park every Tuesday in June, July (other than July 4
th), and August

Join us at the Detroit Lakes City Park 5:30pm, and August for a Picnic in the Park before music at the Bandshell (weather dependent)! Freewill offering collected to support our next projects.

Detroit Lakes Builder Show March 25 – 26

We hosted a booth at the 2023 DL Builders Show to spread the word about Fuller Center Detroit Lakes, raise some money, and to have a drawing for some great prizes. Thank you all for stopping by and congratulations to our winners!

New home dedicated by Detroit Lakes Fuller Center for Housing Jan 2023

We are happy to dedicate a new home this year and welcome Robin and her family to the neighborhood! https://fullercenter.org/family-donated-home-get-new-lives-in-detroit-lakes-minnesota/