June 11, 2014

South Dakota Housing Development Authority has $500,000 available in HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program funds for eligible organizations to assist low income homeowners rehabilitate their homes. Eligible organizations that can apply for the HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program include Community Action Program (CAP) agencies, public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Eligible organizations will administer the program and provide funds to qualifying homeowners through zero percent interest, conditionally-forgivable loans for the primary purpose of rehabilitating the homeowner’s residence.

Rehabilitation assistance can be used to make essential improvements, bring houses up to physical codes, as well as improve energy efficiency and handicapped accessibility. Activities of this type serve to improve the living conditions of individual households and help avoid neighborhood blight.

Applications from eligible organizations are due to SDHDA by 5 p.m. CDT on July 31, 2014. The HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program policy and procedures manual and application can be found on SDHDA’s website, www.sdhda.org. Applications from individuals will not be accepted.

Those interested in learning more can contact Joanne Heckenlaible, Housing Development Officer at 605.773.3181.