Housing for the Homeless

The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC) will be meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 in the SDHDA Board Room.

The Rapid City YMCA will be hosting a summer food service program to provide FREE meals to anyone age 18 and under.  No hassles, no income limits, just show up and eat!


SDHHC Announces 2016 Statewide Homeless Count Results

PIERRE, S.D. – 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.

We are pleased to announce our eleventh annual statewide Homeless Summit hosted by South Dakota Housing Development Authority.  Scheduled for June 21-22, 2016, at the Cedar Shores Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma.  Participants can engage in conversations to prevent homelessness; attend workshops related to Veterans, Youth, Re-entry and Transportation; and make connections at the networking events.  Please join us for another great homeless summit!

The Black Hills VA is facilitating a multi-day Veterans Stand Down on March 1st in Kyle, SD and March 2nd in Mission, SD. Stand Down events bring community organizations and VA services together in an effort to assist our local veterans. We are seeking local agencies willing to participate in the event by providing services or information at either of the events. These events serve as a great outreach opportunity and we would appreciate your support.

If you or your agency are interested in supporting our local veterans, please contact Jamison Hild with Health Car for Homeless Verterans at 605-490-8587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so they can reserve a table for you. There is no cost for the table and volunteers are welcome. Please feel free to spread the word and invite veteran friendly organizations as well as the veterans you already serve.

South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium is currently soliciting pre-applications for permanent supportive housing projects for homeless individuals and families. Eligible projects include: 

  • New permanent supportive housing projects where all beds will be dedicated for use by chronically homeless individuals and families;
  • New rapid re-housing projects for homeless individuals and families who enter directly from the streets or emergency shelters and youth up to age 24.

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA), in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), is encouraging public participation in upcoming housing and community development meetings.

On January 26th, 2016, South Dakota will be conducting our Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Housing Inventory Chart (HIC) in which we count homeless beds statewide.  These are required by HUD as this information is collected on a nationwide level and reported to Congress as well as used for potential funding opportunities here in South Dakota.  We need your help.