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For Immediate Release: June 26, 2019
For More Information: Mark Lauseng, Executive Director, 605-773-3181

Request for Proposals for the 2019 Continuum of Care Competition

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC) is currently soliciting pre-applications from agencies interested in providing innovative housing opportunities designed to successfully resolve homelessness experiences for individuals and families. Applicant agencies interested in developing new projects providing Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, or Domestic Violence Bonus Project should contact SDHHC and make plans to complete the pre-application for the 2019 Continuum of Care Competition.

Funding will come from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development’s Continuum of Care Program - Funds may be used for new construction, rehabilitation, supportive services, operating and leasing, and rental assistance. The 2019 funding is anticipated to include bonus funding targeted to providing housing and services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Funding is allocated in a competitive process and may be obtained from reallocation or bonus opportunities.

More information regarding this funding opportunity and eligible projects can found on the website listed above and within the 2019 pre-application form located at

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Davis Schofield ( / 605.773.3181) to discuss their proposed application. Pre-application deadline is 5 p.m. (CDT), Monday, July 29, 2019. Pre-Applications can be submitted via e-mail to:, fax to 605.773.5154 (Attn: Davis Schofield), or mail to Davis Schofield, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501.


The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium was created in 2001 to help unify the people who provide services to the homeless. Throughout the years the Consortium has identified gaps and created programs and services that make it easier for people to make it on their own. Since its initiation, the Consortium has received over $22 million in federal funding to provide development, operations and supportive services to a variety of homeless programs across the state.