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SDHDA has Opened the Application Period for the 2022 Emergency Solutions Grants Program


For Immediate Release:  May 9, 2022
For More Information Contact: 
Lorraine Polak, Executive Director, 773.3181

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PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking applicants for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) is a federal block grant authorized by the McKinney Vento Homelessness Assistance Act and is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The ESG program provides financing for short-term and medium-term rental assistance and services to stabilize and rapidly re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. ESG funds can be used for street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and costs associated with the Homeless Management Information system.

Eligible applicants are non-profits and units of local governments. The application deadline is at 5 pm CT on Tuesday, May 31. The ESG program allocation plan and application can be found on SDHDA’s website at

For more information, contact Denise Albertson at 605.773.3181 or   


About South Dakota Housing Development Authority:South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide opportunities for quality, affordable housing to South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity known for their commitment for providing innovative financing solutions to create and preserve affordable housing. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs which provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, rental assistance, and educational opportunities. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. For more information, visit

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