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

Application deadline is 5 p.m., (CDT), Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Pre-Applications can be submitted as an email attachment to, faxed to 605.773.5154 (attn: Davis Schofield), or mailed to Davis Schofield, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501.