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SDHDA Has Open Positions Available

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Modern Homesteading: The SDHDA Governor’s House Program

Homesteading was a unique opportunity that drove thousands of people to South Dakota from the 1860s to the 1920s. The promise of land was the driving force—the Homestead Act of 1862 guaranteed 160 acres of land to anyone willing to follow its guidelines. Today, you could argue that the Governor’s House Program is the modern equivalent of homesteading. The Governor’s House Program promises all the opportunity for ambitious people looking to own property.

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3 Tips for Finding Affordable Housing

Nowadays, timing is everything. Finding out how to locate and apply for affordable housing may seem like a huge task, but, with the help of SDHDA, the search can be attainable. To make things less complicated, we came up with a list of ways to find affordable housing.

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Funding Available Through the CARES Act to Provide Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Prevention

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2021
For More Information Contact: Lorraine Polak, Executive Director, 773.3181

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting nonprofits, public housing authorities, redevelopment commissions and units of local government to submit applications for funding from the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.

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How to Become a First-Time Homeowner in the New Year

A blank page. A fresh start. Endless possibilities. These are all waiting for you at the start of a new year. And guess what? A new year calls for new experiences. 2021 is almost here, and what better way to start the year than with a list of goals? (Achievable goals, that is.) Luckily, owning your dream home is an achievable goal with the help of South Dakota Housing Development Authority.

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Statewide Homeless Count to be Conducted January 26, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2021
For More Information: Lorraine Polak, 773-3181

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Executive Director Lauseng to Retire

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Mark Lauseng, our much appreciated leader at South Dakota Housing. Mark has worked for the Authority for 34 years and has been the Executive Director since 2006. His last day at the Authority will be January 8, 2021. 

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Opportunity for Public Comment on Amended Annual Action Plan

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

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Opportunity for Public Comment on Housing and Community Development Accomplishments

The public is invited to review and provide comments regarding South Dakota’s 2019 Annual Performance Report (APR) prepared by South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The APR describes progress made towards meeting the goals outlined in South Dakota’s 2019 Annual Action Plan. The APR outlines the program funds utilized and outcomes produced such as the number of housing units completed. The APR addresses the HUD programs of Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grants, Housing Trust Fund and HOME. In addition, SDHDA provides information regarding other housing programs such as the Housing Tax Credit, Housing Opportunity Fund and First-time Homebuyer programs. The reporting period for the APR is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.

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How to Apply for Affordable Housing

Are you searching for a new place? Start the house-hunting and apartment-shopping with SDHDA. If you haven’t considered affordable housing yet, you might miss out on a quality, reasonably priced new home. Affordability isn’t just reserved for new homeowners. Renters and repeat homebuyers have opportunities to score affordable housing too. Read on for tips on how to make the process as easy as it can be.

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Topics: Homeownership

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