SDHDA helps people become homeowners by providing a variety of programs that assist low and moderate-income South Dakotans. Low interest rates, closing cost assistance, downpayment assistance programs, the Governor's House and home improvement loans are all part of SDHDA's goal of Building a Better Quality of Life.
Eligible Veterans who have been honorably discharged from active military duty, or have reenlisted subsequent to the date they would have been honorably discharged, and have owned a home within the past three years may obtain mortgage financing through SDHDA's First-time Homebuyer Program under a "Veteran's Waiver."
Fixed rate plus loans provide down payment and closing cost assistance (3% gift) to the borrower. This gift is never repaid! it is a slightly higher interest rate.
The Community Home Improvement Program (CHIP) provides low interest loans for home repair and improvement.