Housing for the Homeless

There will be several public comment meetings on the draft Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Vermillion - July 7 - 4:00 PM
City Hall
25 Center Street
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Sioux Falls - July 8 - 10:00 AM
Main Library
224 W. Ninth Street
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Mitchell - July 21 - 12:00 PM
James Valley Community Centers North Room
929 E. 2nd Avenue
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Aberdeen - August 6 - 1:30 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
431 W. Melgaard Road
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draft Ten-Year Plan


The Statewide Homeless Summit was held, recently in Oacoma. Around 100 people attended the conference! Speakers and content were well received. Below is some additional handouts. 

PIERRE, S.D. – As the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium prepares South Dakota’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, they are asking for public input.

“The problem of homelessness, many say, is unsolvable,” said Mark Lauseng, Executive Director. “Although helping homeless people with emergency shelter and transitional housing addresses the immediate need of our state’s homeless, having a significant impact on reducing the number of homeless individuals and families is more difficult.”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has requested each state to create a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. This plan will outline key strategies for addressing homelessness such as increasing permanent supportive housing; systems prevention with discharge planning from correctional facilities, foster care systems and mental health facilities; outreach and sustainable housing efforts for individuals and families currently on the street; emergency prevention assistance such as rent, mortgage, utility assistance, case management and Rapid Re-Housing programs to quickly move them from shelters into permanent supportive housing.

The Consortium asks that the public give input on homelessness in their areas and potential solutions by completing a short online survey.

The survey can be found at: TAKE SURVEY

Survey responses will be accepted until September 26, 2014.

For more information on the Ten-Year Plan or this survey, please email Lisa Bondy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For Immediate Release:                                           Contact:
September 10, 2014                                                   Mark Lauseng, Executive Director
                                                                                    605.773.3181Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness – Public Input Needed

South Dakota Housing Development Authority 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. For more information, visit www.sdhda.org.

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

PIERRE, S.D. – Twenty emergency and domestic violence shelters in fifteen communities in South Dakota will find financial operations a little easier with the help of $513,761 in grant funding through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA).
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program is a federal program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, administered by SDHDA. ESG funding is awarded annually.
ESG funds can be used for renovation or rehabilitation of emergency housing shelters, shelter operations, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and administrative expenses.
The 2014 recipients are the shelters located in Aberdeen, Brookings, Custer, Huron, Lake Andes, Lemmon, Madison, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Watertown and Yankton.
The ESG Program is designated toward reducing homelessness by providing emergency housing and services throughout our state,” said Executive Director Mark Lauseng. “It is reassuring to know that this valuable resource is available to assist shelters with operations and developing homeless prevention activities.

Since the ESG Program’s inception 27 years ago, SDHDA has awarded approximately $7 million directly to shelters statewide.
Below is information regarding funded recipients:


Agency: Safe Harbor
Community: Aberdeen
ESG Funds Awarded: $31,810

Agency:
Journey Church
Community: Aberdeen
ESG Funds Awarded: $68,720

Agency: Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
Community: Brookings
ESG Funds Awarded: $12,500

Agency:
Women Escaping a Violent Environment
Community: Custer
ESG Funds Awarded: $17,218

Agency:
YWCA Women’s Shelter
Community: Huron
ESG Funds Awarded: $32,270

Agency:
Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS)
Community: Lake Andes
ESG Funds Awarded: $32,640

Agency:
Communities Against Violence and Abuse
Community: Lemmon
ESG Funds Awarded: $10,500

Agency:
Domestic Violence Network
Community: Madison
ESG Funds Awarded: $21,303

Agency:
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP)
Community: Madison
ESG Funds Awarded: $40,288

Agency:
Mitchell Area Safehouse
Community: Mitchell
ESG Funds Awarded: $55,524

Agency:
Bridges Against Domestic Violence
Community: Mobridge
ESG Funds Awarded: $5,000

Agency:
Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Community: Pierre
ESG Funds Awarded: $30,300

Agency:
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
Community: Rapid City
ESG Funds Awarded: $14,000

Agency:
Cornerstone Women’s Shelter
Community: Rapid City
ESG Funds Awarded: $8,000

Agency:
Working Against Violence Inc.
Community: Rapid City
ESG Funds Awarded: $22,040

Agency:
Children’s Inn
Community: Sioux Falls
ESG Funds Awarded: $18,500

Agency: St. Frances House
Community: Sioux Falls
ESG Funds Awarded: $36,500

Agency:
Artemis House
Community: Spearfish
ESG Funds Awarded: $13,500

Agency:
Watertown Resource Center
Community: Watertown
ESG Funds Awarded: $18,630

Agency: Yankton Homeless Shelter
Community: Yankton
ESG Funds Awarded: $24,518

More information about the Emergency Shelter Grant Program can be found at www.sdhda.org or you may request information via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Immediate Release:                Contact:
July 24, 2014                                             Mark Lauseng
                                                                   Executive Director
                                                                   605.773.3620
South Dakota Housing Development Authority Awards Emergency Solutions Grants

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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.” For more information, visit www.sdhda.org or www.2010initiative.com.

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

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HUD NEWS

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Shaun Donovan, Secretary

Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410

HUD No. 14-032                              

 

FOR RELEASE

Brian Sullivan                                                                 Tuesday

202-708-0685                                                              April 8, 2014

http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm

 

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RENEWS CRITICAL SUPPORT

FOR NEARLY 7,100 LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.

Donovan urges full funding from Congress to meet national goals

 

            WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart).  Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

 

            These grants support a variety of programs including street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance to individuals and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.  HUD will award additional grant funding to support hundreds of other local programs in the coming weeks. View a complete list of all the homless projects awarded funding in South Dakota.  

 

             “Whether it’s helping to rapidly re-house families with young children or finding a permanent home for an individual with serious health conditions, HUD is working with our local partners to end homelessness as we know it,” said Donovan.  “Over the last few years we have changed the trajectory of homelessness in America, but we need bipartisan support from Congress to fully fund proven strategies that have created this downward trend.  The evidence is clear that the cost of doing nothing far exceeds the cost of finding real housing solutions for those who might otherwise be living on our streets.”

 

            “In the face of budget cuts from sequestration, Continuums of Care and grantees were forced to make difficult choices and do as much as possible to advance their local efforts to end homelessness with fewer resources,” said Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. “Communities are making the smart choice, investing HUD funds in evidence-based, cost-effective programs. Now we need help from Congress to fully fund these programs and provide communities with exactly what they need to reach the goals of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.”

 

HUD funding will allow local providers to continue offering permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons as well as services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. HUD is continuing to challenge local communities to reexamine their response to homelessness and give greater weight to proven strategies, from promoting “Housing First” to providing ‘rapid re-housing’ for homeless families with children and permanent supportive housing for those experiencing chronic homelessness.

           

Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in their community. The grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.  HUD funds are a critical part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness

 

            In 2010, President Obama and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness puts the country on a path to end veterans and chronic homelessness as well as to end homelessness among children, family, and youth. The Fiscal Year 2013 grants awarded today were reduced in part due to last year’s automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration.

 

Donovan said, “Like last year’s sequestration, any reduction to HUD’s homeless assistance programs has a negative impact on local communities’ ability to reduce the number of persons living in our shelters and on our streets.  It is my hope that Congress will consider the President’s 2015 budget request to fully fund these local programs so we can meet our nation’s goals of ending homelessness as we know it.”

 

The President’s 2015 Budget seeks $2.4 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants, $480 million above the 2012 enacted level. This level of funding maintains the approximately 224,000 HUD-funded beds that assist the homeless nationwide and expands rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing.

 

            HUD recently announced its 2013 estimate of the number of homeless persons in America.  Approximately 3,000 cities and counties reported 610,000 homeless persons on a single night in January of 2013, down 6.1% since 2010.  During the same time, HUD found significant declines among the long-term or chronic homeless population (15.7%) and veterans experiencing homelessness (24.2%).

 

           

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.  You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDgov, on facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s News Listserv.

 

State

#   of Local Homeless Programs Funded

Total Funding

Alaska

23

$3,488,964

Alabama

67

$15,543,892

Arkansas

24

$4,268,720

Arizona

97

$35,566,585

California

815

$253,615,450

Colorado

81

$19,913,628

Connecticut

159

$32,212,898

District   of Columbia

63

$19,684,951

Delaware

19

$4,916,774

Florida

327

$72,724,924

Georgia

159

$32,228,925

Guam

8

$1,098,185

Hawaii

38

$10,741,720

Iowa

51

$7,932,103

Idaho

36

$3,558,843

Illinois

388

$88,961,572

Indiana

95

$13,583,506

Kansas

47

$7,641,575

Kentucky

93

$17,575,991

Louisiana

155

$28,377,225

Massachusetts

297

$63,475,716

Maryland

205

$45,989,102

Maine

26

$9,499,704

Michigan

276

$56,503,543

Minnesota

177

$23,506,190

Missouri

113

$26,026,991

Mississippi

35

$5,198,267

Montana

19

$2,426,828

North   Carolina

147

$18,138,981

North   Dakota

22

$2,011,427

Nebraska

39

$6,888,144

New   Hampshire

54

$5,766,845

New   Jersey

201

$27,766,189

New   Mexico

47

$8,106,338

Nevada

31

$10,053,266

New   York

615

$169,358,487

Ohio

294

$79,155,222

Oklahoma

55

$6,686,385

Oregon

118

$21,705,989

Pennsylvania

488

$82,789,068

Puerto   Rico

62

$17,268,058

Rhode   Island

36

$4,121,454

South   Carolina

58

$9,203,200

South   Dakota

7

$1,264,664

Tennessee

140

$18,117,733

Texas

228

$68,782,891

Utah

51

$7,262,907

Virginia

133

$21,690,375

Virgin   Island

2

$132,512

Vermont

20

$3,295,216

Washington

205

$39,279,599

Wisconsin

90

$20,101,835

West   Virginia

54

$6,032,017

Wyoming

4

$323,774

TOTAL

7094

$1,561,565,348

 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the publication of a Project Based Voucher (PBV) set-aside funding Notice for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.  Through the competition outlined in this notice, HUD will  award approximately $7 million in HUD-VASH funding that will support approximately 1,000 PBV  units.  These PBVs will enable homeless veterans to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services.  The vouchers are being made available from a set-aside from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (the Act) (Public Law 113-6), enacted March 26, 2013, that provided approximately $75 million dollars of funding for HUD-VASH vouchers as authorized under section 8(o)(19) of the United Stated Housing Act of 1937.

This notice is available at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=PIH2014-03.pdf