Housing for the Homeless

South Dakota Housing Development Authority Awards Emergency Solutions Grants

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.

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