Housing for the Homeless

Project Connect is a one-stop service center providing a continuum of services that include, just to name a few; employment assistance, haircuts, family portraits, dental screenings, a hot meal, veteran services and state services and benefits.  Mark your calendar for September 25, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 714 N. Grand Avenue, Pierre. River City Transit will be providing free rides, call to pre-schedule your ride today.  If you would like to volunteer during the event, access the online sign up registration by clicking this link….contact Denise with South Dakota Housing Development Authority at 773-2598 for questions or more information.

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For Immediate Release:                   For More Information:
July 9, 2018                                           Davis Schofield, Continuum of Care Administrator, 773-3445

South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium is currently soliciting pre-applications from agencies interested in providing permanent supportive housing opportunities for individuals and families who are homeless.  

Funding will come from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development’s Continuum of Care Program - https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/. Funds can be used for new construction, rehabilitation, supportive services, operating and leasing, and rental assistance.  The 2018 funding includes bonus funding targeted to providing housing and services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  

More information regarding this funding opportunity and eligible projects can found on the website listed above and within the 2018 pre-application form located atwww.housingforthehomeless.org.

2018 CoC Competition Timeline
2018 Pre-Application

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Davis Schofield to discuss their proposed application.  Deadline is 5 p.m., (CDT), Monday, July 23, 2018.  Pre-Applications can be submitted as an email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., faxed to 605.773.5154 (attn: Davis Schofield), or mailed to Davis Schofield, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501.  

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The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium was created in 2001 to help unify the people who provide services to the homeless. Throughout the years the Consortium has identified gaps and created programs and services that make it easier for people to make it on their own. Since its initiation, the Consortium has received over $22 million in federal funding to provide development, operations and supportive services to a variety of homeless programs across the state.

For Immediate Release                                                For More Information Contact:
April 26, 2018                                                                   Mark Lauseng, Executive Director, 773.3181 

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting nonprofits and units of local government to submit applications for funding from the Emergency Solutions Grants program.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 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.

Funds are available annually and are awarded by SDHDA through an application process. The ESG program allocation plan and application can be found on SDHDA’s website at www.sdhda.org. Complete applications must be received at SDHDA on Thursday, May 31, by 5 p.m. Central Time.

For more information, contact Denise Albertson at 605.773.3181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to low and moderate income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity. 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, and rental assistance. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. For more information, visit www.sdhda.org.

 

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority…Building a Better Quality of Life.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, South Dakota will be conducting the Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC). The counts are required by HUD nationwide and the information is collected and reported to Congress. The information obtained is also used for measuring progress, identifying strengths in services, identifying gaps in services, increasing public awareness and enhancing system planning.

For Immediate Release:                                                                     For More Information:
January 3, 2018                                                                                 Mark Lauseng, 773-3181 

On Jan. 23, 2018, South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC), an affiliate of South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA), will conduct its annual statewide Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count.

The Point-In-Time homeless count is a critical source of annual data on homeless persons and families, providing characteristics of people who are experiencing homelessness. Data from the annual PIT homeless count is used to measure homelessness on local, state, and national levels. PIT count data helps policy makers and communities measure progress, identify strengths and gaps in services, increases public awareness of homelessness, and enhances system planning and responses.

With the help of volunteers across the state, SDHHC will complete a count of homeless persons within the geographic area of South Dakota. To be effective, SDHHC divides the state into six count areas. There are coordinators in each area who will be working with agencies and volunteers to conduct the 2018 PIT count. Coordinators and their areas are listed below. If you have been involved with the count in the past, or would like to be involved, please contact the individuals in your area for more information on training and organization plans for communities.

  • Sioux Falls Contact: Stacey Tieszen, Minnehaha County Department of Human Services, (605) 978-5611 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rapid City Contacts: Barb Garcia, Rapid City Community Development, (605) 394-4181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Andrea Denke, Community Health Center of the Black Hills, (605) 394-2230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Minnehaha, Grant, Deuel, Codington, Hamlin, Clark, Kingsbury, Brookings, Miner, Lake, Lincoln, Moody, McCook, Turner Contacts:  Arleen Weerheim, Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership, (605) 256-6518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Tammie Denning 605-334-2808 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Marshall, McPherson, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Walworth Contact: Patrick Gallagher, GROW South Dakota, (605) 626-2565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Bennet, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Jackson, Haakon, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Ziebach, Oglala Lakota Contact: Laurie Theilmann, Western South Dakota Community Action Partnership, (504) 348-1460 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Lyman, Mellette, Sanborn, Todd, Trip, Union, Yankton, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld Jones Contact: Darcie Bultje, Rural Office of Community Services, (605) 487-7634 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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In 2001, the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium was created to help unify the people who provide services to the homeless. Throughout the years, this group has been able to identify gaps and create programs and services that make it easier for people to make it on their own.  Since its initiation, the Consortium has received federal funding totaling over $19 million to provide development, operations and supportive services to a variety of homeless programs across the state. 

Kick off the New Year serving those who served! Benefiting homeless and at-risk Veterans and Military families.

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Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition and the Homeless Advisory Board hosts:

Their very first Landlord Engagement Panel to be held during normal monthly Forum time – please consider attending.  It will be at 11:45am on Thursday, November 16 in Classroom 1 at the Siouxland Health and Human Services building (521 N. Main Avenue, Second Floor). Feel free to share and invite others who are wanting to listen and learn from experienced property managers/landlords in our community.

Currently scheduled as panelists are:

-          Sheila Pirrung, Property Owner and Landlord
-          Ashley Lipp, Regional Manager, Lloyd Companies
-          Becky Deelstra, Managing Director of Business Development and Marketing, Volunteers of America, Dakotas
-          Josh Kattenberg, Owner of Real Property Management Express
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