South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA), in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), is conducting a public meeting and comment period to solicit comments regarding the drafts of the Amended 2020-2021 HOME Program Allocation Plan, Amended 2020-2021 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan, Amended 2020-2021 Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan and 2020 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report.
The housing allocation plans are being amended to allow SDHDA, the ability to provide emergency funding for housing developers experiencing financial difficulty due to the rapidly increasing construction costs.
Annually, SDHDA provides the general public an opportunity to review and comment on the Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report (APR). The APR documents program accomplishments of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Housing and Community Development Programs.
In addition, SDHDA is conducting a comment period to solicit comments on the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Plan. The purpose of the HAF, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, is to provide financial assistance to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020.
The intention of the public meeting and comment periods is to provide information, obtain citizens’ views, and address any questions regarding the programs and allocation plans listed above.
The public meeting will be held on June 23, 2021 at 9 a.m. Central Time. The meeting will be available via Skype for Business. Be sure to download the application onto your device in plenty of time prior to joining the meeting. You can also join by phone using the number listed below.
Interested persons unable to attend the public meeting may submit written comments to SDHDA, attention Chas Olson, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501, by fax (605) 773-5154 or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments on the drafts of the Housing and Community Development Program Plans are due by July 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. Central Time.
Written comments regarding the Homeowner Assistance Fund should be directed to Brent Adney, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501, by fax (605) 773-5154 or by emailing to email@example.com. All comments on the draft of the Housing Assistance Fund Plan are due by June 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. Central Time.
Information on the above programs and copies of the current plans may be obtained without charge by calling (605) 773-3181 or by visiting www.sdhda.org.
South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. This agency, to the maximum extent possible, holds all meetings in facilities that are physically accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Andy Fuhrman, SDHDA’s 504 Coordinator, at 800-540-4241 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing impaired, please contact Relay South Dakota by dialing 711.