Social Programs

SD CARES Housing Assistance Program - Rental

South Dakota Housing Development Authority with local partner agencies are providing emergency housing and utility assistance for South Dakota residents through Federal COVID Stimulus funds. If you have been financially impacted due to COVID-19, the SD CARES Housing Assistance Program may provide temporary housing or utility assistance for South Dakota residents who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Households income qualify based on county of residence. Refer to the following link for income limits based on the type of assistance requested, you must fall below the income level listed for your county and household size: Rental Income Guidelines
  • Have one or more individuals in the household who has qualified for unemployment benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Have one or more individuals in the household that have a past due utility bill, rent notice or are able to prove that they are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.


Step 1: Review the Frequently Asked Questions for eligibility


Step 2: Apply for Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for Assistance