Fuller Center for Housing of the Detroit Lakes Area

P.O. Box 1472
211 Holmes St. W
Detroit Lakes MN 56501-1472

President: Jim Velde

Phone: 218-844-5397



The Detroit Lakes Area Fuller Center assists members of the Detroit Lakes Area (southwest Becker County, Minnesota) build and renovate homes at lower overall costs than conventional loans. 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 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 required)
– applicant ability to pay the zero-percent-interest mortgage

Now accepting accepting applications for a home in Detroit Lakes (additional details pending)
Application due date is 4/30/2022
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 (jlvelde@arvig.net) 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
– Board and Committee members
– Volunteers for events/activities (no experience required)

Gifts of Treasures
– Monetary Donations (feel free to use the link on this page or contact us for alternate methods)
– All monetary donations are tax-deductible!
– Donations of tools, equipment, supplies, food for volunteers, etc. are also greatly appreciated