Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

SDHHC Announces 2016 Statewide Homeless Count Results

The 2016 Statewide Point-in-Time Homeless Count that was conducted on Jan. 26, 2016, revealed that 1,186 individuals were homeless in South Dakota. This number represents a 14 percent increase from the 2015 count of 1,036 individuals.

Open Job Position – Continuum of Care Administrator

Primarily responsible in assisting the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium in creating and achieving goals. Duties will consist of outreach to all areas of South Dakota to build relationships and enhance coordination of services; oversight and facilitation of the statewide Continuum of Care (CoC); prepare and submit Exhibit 1 of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CoC application; coordinate and compile information and data, including the annual statewide homeless count, for reporting to HUD, for completion of the CoC application, for program planning, and for out-come based program evaluation. This position will work with both federal and state funded programs

SDHHC Announces 2015 Statewide Homeless Count Results and Public Input on South Dakota’s Ten...

The 2015 Statewide Point in Time Homeless Count that was conducted on Jan. 27, 2015, revealed that 1,036 individuals were homeless in South Dakota. This number represents a 17 percent increase from the 2014 count of 885 individuals. Sixty-one percent were adults over the age of 24; 26 percent were children under 18; and 13 percent were adults 18 to 24 years of age. Eighty-seven percent were sheltered on the night of the count, either in emergency shelter, transitional housing or motels being paid for by a non-profit.

SDHHC Announces Decline in Homeless Individuals Even with Increase in Number of Counties Reporting

The 2013 Point in Time Homeless Count revealed that 1,155 individuals are homeless in South Dakota. This number represents a slight reduction from the 2012 count of 1,166 individuals. Forty percent were men, 32 percent were women and 28 percent were children.

SDHHC Announces Funding Opportunity for Homeless Programs

South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC) is seeking applications from non-profit and local government organizations providing housing assistance to homeless populations within the state of South Dakota. Funding through Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program is for permanent supportive housing, transitional housing or Shelter+Care programs.

Obama Administration Awards $1,080,630 in Homeless Grants Throughout South Dakota

WASHINGTON, DC - December 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Obama Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep six local homeless assistance programs throughout South Dakota operating.

Economy Impacting the Number of Homeless in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. - December 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A recent homeless count and survey conducted by South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC) indicates that the economy has impacted the number of homeless individuals and families in South Dakota.

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for South Dakota storm victims

WASHINGTON - June 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to 14 storm-ravaged counties in South Dakota and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to ongoing severe storms and flooding.

State Housing Agency Lowers First-time Homebuyer Program Mortgage Rate to Make Homeownership More Affordable

PIERRE, SD - May 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — To continue making homeownership more affordable, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) announced today that their 30-year mortgage interest rates have been lowered. The interest rate for starting Step Rate loans is now 3.50%. The 30-year Fixed Rate option was reduced to 4.50% and the Fixed Rate Plus Option, which includes 3% cash assistance, was lowered to 5.00%.

Statewide Homeless Count to be Conducted by the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless...

Pierre, SD - January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (Consortium) is conducting a one-day survey on January 29, 2009 to count the number of homeless families and individuals throughout South Dakota.

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Governor’s House Program Marks 15 Years, 1,800 Homes

PIERRE, S.D. - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As it enters its 15th year, the South Dakota Governor's House Program has built and placed more than 1,800 homes in South Dakota according to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, which administers the program.

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“Friend of Housing” Award Goes to Jeff Mitchell

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) awarded Jeff Mitchell with the “Friend of Housing” award during SDHDA’s 26th Annual Housing Conference held last week in Pierre. Mr. Mitchell was honored for his dedication and contribution to affordable housing in South Dakota. He serves as an integral housing advocate to his community and also to the region on housing related issues.