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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owners and landlords of a 36-unit complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with violating the Fair Housing Act by initially refusing to allow a resident with disabilities to have an emotional support animal.

$500,000 Available to Help Homeowners Rehabilitate their Homes

South Dakota Housing Development Authority has $500,000 available in HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program funds for eligible organizations to assist low income homeowners rehabilitate their homes. Eligible organizations that can apply for the HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program include Community Action Program (CAP) agencies, public agencies and non-profit organizations

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.

Rounds Applauds EPW Passage of Bill to Roll Back ‘WOTUS’

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation to curb the effects of the administration’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ (WOTUS) rule. The Federal Water Quality Protection Act, of which Rounds is an original cosponsor, would prevent the rule from taking effect and task the agencies with completely redrafting the rule using specific direction from Congress

Funds Available for Households Affected by the Delmont Tornado Disaster

Households in need of assistance may apply for a grant of up to $5,000. Documentation of any FEMA, Small Business Administrative (SBA) assistance and insurance proceeds will be used to determine actual amount of assistance available per household

Delegation Supports Gov. Daugaard’s Request for Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 4, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem...

Thune Denounces EPA Power Grab Over Private Land

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today criticized a sweeping regulation from the Obama administration, saying the Environmental Protection Agency’s final “waters of the United States” rule is yet another power grab by an administration that has established a pattern of acting unilaterally

SDHDA Awards $2.7 Million to Further Affordable Housing

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) Board of Commissioners recently approved the funding of 15 projects with money from the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF).  The HOF program was created via the “Building South Dakota Fund” during the 2013 Legislative Session and was designed to promote economic development in South Dakota by expanding the supply of affordable housing

Rounds Applauds Banking Committee Passage of Regulatory Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, applauded today’s passage of “The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015” out of committee.

Building On Early Successes

As a lifelong farmer and rancher, I also understand the importance of reasonable deduction levels for new equipment and have heard repeatedly from producers and business owners across the state who are looking for more certainty with how the federal tax code treats these types of investments. In response, earlier this year the House passed legislation that would permanently increase what is known as Section 179 expensing to provide more certainty for our agriculture producers and small businesses.


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.


“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.