SDHDA invites and encourages citizen participation regarding the 2010 Housing and Community...

SDHDA invites and encourages citizen participation regarding the 2010 Housing and Community Development Plans

Pierre, SD – August 26, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) invites and encourages citizen participation regarding the 2010 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan Update, The Citizen Participation Plan and The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. 

The 2008-2012 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan (Plan) details how the state will allocate its housing and community development resources from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2012. Specifically the Plan describes program specific information for HUD Community Planning and Development Formula Programs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants Program (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA). In addition, the Update to the Consolidated Plan will also address the stimulus funding that has been allocated through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The stimulus programs being administered by SDHDA include the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, Tax Credit Assistance Program and the Tax Credit Exchange Program. Annually, the five year Consolidated Plan is reviewed and updated for changes in programs or priorities in funding.

SDHDA invites all citizens, public agencies and other interested parties to review housing, economic development, community development, and homeless needs, review the proposed use of funds, review past program performance, The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, and The Citizen Participation Plan.

The public is encouraged to review the plans prior to the public meeting. The plans are available on SDHDA’s website at www.sdhda.org. Copies of the plans may also be obtained without charge from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) at PO Box 1237, South Dakota 57501-1237, by calling (605) 773-3181 or (TTY) (605) 773-6107. Please specify which plan(s) you wish to receive.

Persons who are interested in presenting comments on the plans may do so by attending the public meeting on September 10, 2009, or by sending the comments to SDHDA at PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501-1237, faxing to (605) 773-5154, or emailing them to lorraine (at) sdhda (dot) org.

The meeting on September 10, 2009, will be held at several locations throughout the state on the Digital Dakota Network (DDN). The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. MT). Digital Dakota Network (DDN) sites that will be available for this meeting are:

Aberdeen – Northern State University LIB 117

Brookings – SDSU SPC214

Mitchell – MTI TC155

Pierre – Capitol A

Rapid City – SDSM&T CB108

Sioux Falls – University Center 282S

Spearfish – BHSU LIB011

Vermillion – University of South Dakota ED203

Watertown – DOT

Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this hearing is being held in physically accessible places. Please notify SDHDA 48 hours before the public hearing if you have special needs for which this agency will need to make arrangements.

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.

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The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is an independent, quasi-public agency that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income residents throughout South Dakota. SDHDA is totally self-supporting and receives no tax money, appropriations or other funding from the State.

SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. SDHDA is a proud partner of the State’s 2010 Initiative to “Brand and Develop South Dakota’s Quality of Life as the Best in America.”

Contact:

South Dakota Housing Development Authority
PO Box 1237
221 S. Central Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

Toll Free: 800-540-4241
Local: 605-773-3181
Fax: 605-773-5154

Mark Lauseng
Executive Director
Phone: 605-773-3181

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