Home improvement grants available for North Dakota and South Dakota homeowners

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The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines has awarded a $487,500 grant to GROW South Dakota, a nonprofit housing organization, in partnership with the Peoples State Bank, Summit, South Dakota, “Member FDIC” an Equal Housing Lender.

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Program is to provide one major improvement to a homeowner’s primary residence which may include, but is not limited to: Roof repair/shingles; siding; plumbing; minor foundation repair; handicapped accessibility; or wiring. The grant funds will rehabilitate 75 homes in the following counties:

Five Southeastern North Dakota counties: Cass, Dickey, Ransom, Richland and Sargent

Eastern & Central South Dakota counties: Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha (in the non-MSA area), Moody, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union, Walworth, Yankton.

Homes served under this project will be required to be single family owner-occupied residences. The home must be the eligible applicant’s primary residence. Rental properties, contract for deed and mobile homes will not be eligible for the program.

The Affordable Housing Program encourages essential partnerships among financial institutions, community development organizations and the Federal Home Loan Bank to promote affordable housing for income eligible families. For more information about the Affordable Housing Program’s income guidelines, eligibility, or to request an application, please contact GROW South Dakota, 104 Ash St. East, Sisseton SD 57262. 605-698-7654 Ext 130. Applications are also available on our website at www.growsd.org.

For more information about any of GROW South Dakota’s housing and business development programs and services, please visit our website at www.growsd.org or call (605) 698-7654.