Housing for the Homeless

For Immediate Release:                                           For More Information:
June 12, 2017                                                              Davis Schofield, SDHHC Coordinator, 773-3445 

South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium is currently soliciting pre-applications for housing first initiatives for permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing projects designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness in South Dakota. Eligible projects include:

  • New permanent supportive housing projects where all beds will be dedicated for use by individuals and families that meet criteria for chronic homelessness;
  • New permanent supportive housing projects for Non-Chronic Homeless individuals and families, but were chronic individuals will be given a preference;
  • New rapid re-housing projects for those experiencing homelessness who enter assistance directly from the streets or emergency shelters, and youth up to age 24.

Funding will come from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development. Funds can be used for new construction, rehabilitation, supportive services, operating and leasing. 

Be sure to carefully read the description for this funding program before completing the pre-application.  Supportive Service expenses should be extremely limited and Supportive Service only applications are not eligible. More information regarding these types of programs is on the pre-application form and that can be found at www.housingforthehomeless.org.

Application deadline is 5 p.m., (CDT), Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.  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.



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 millions in federal funding to provide development, operations and supportive services to a variety of homeless programs across the state. 

The Annual Statewide Homeless Summit was held June 6 and 7. If you would like to review the PowerPoints please click the links below.

The 2017 Statewide Point-in-Time Homeless Count revealed that 955 individuals were homeless in South Dakota on Jan. 24, 2017.

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South Dakota Housing Development Authority is pleased to annouce our annual statewide Homeless Summit. Please take a look at the agenda and register today.



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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 Wednesday, 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..


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.

The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium will be holding a quarterly meeting on March 22, 2017 in the SDHDA Board Room.  The agenda is as follows:

Kick Off the New Year Serving Those Who Served
Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive – Benefiting homeless and at-risk Veterans and Military Families

Please join the Department of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and partners in the 5th annual Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive through January 30, 2017, providing a comfortable holiday season to our veterans, military members, and their families that may be homeless or in need.

On January 24th, 2017, South Dakota will be conducting our 2017 Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count and our Housing Inventory Count (HIC).  Not only are these counts required by HUD and reported to Congress, they are used for potential funding opportunities here in South Dakota.  Although the PIT count does not tell us everything about need in our communities, it does provide some very valuable information as to the scope of homelessness and the progress being made to end it.