Social Programs

SD CARES Housing Assistance Program

SD Housing Development Authority, Helpline Center, and partner agencies, are working to assist South Dakotans who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic crisis by offering financial assistance to help stabilize their housing situation. The funding is provided to South Dakota through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 - Emergency Rental Assistance and the American Rescue Plan. The two funding sources will vary in eligibility requirements, eligible uses and required documentation. 

For general inquiries, contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211.

Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer
Homeowner Assistance Flyer

Other Helpful Programs
Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer Counseling
Security Deposit Assistance
East River Legal Services - Rental Crisis Help

Choose the Type of Assistance Needed Below



Partner Organizations

Helpline Center - Statewide

East River Legal Services - Statewide

Codington County Welfare - Watertown

Grow South Dakota - Sisseton

Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership - Madison

Lutheran Social Services - Sioux Falls

Minnehaha County Human Services - Sioux Falls

NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources - Deadwood

Pennington County Health & Human Services - Rapid City

Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. - Wagner

Western SD Community Action - Rapid City

CARES Act/Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Program Guide

CARES Act/Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Status Report