User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Big Grant For South Dakota Housing Organizations

January 21, 2011, 8:06 AM by Nicole Winters

Big Grant For South Dakota Housing Organizations
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Six South Dakota housing organizations will receive more than a million dollars. The money is coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, to help provide services for people with disabilities, the homeless and low-income families. One of those organizations is here in Sioux Falls.

Finding an affordable home isn't easy, especially when you're your homeless and suffering from a mental illness.  But Shireen Ranschau and the Shelter Plus Care program hope to change that.

"This particular program is one where it's targeted to providing housing assistance for individuals who are homeless because of severe mental illness," Ranschau said.

The Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission started the program in 1995.  It currently helps 44 people and will be able to continue thanks to more than $288,000 in grant money.

"We provide them with rent assistance.  Basically, they go out in the community and they rent an apartment from a private owner in the community.  They pay rent based on their income and then we subsidize the balance of their rent," Ranschau said.

The Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission says they weren't surprised by this year's funding because they've received a steady increase from HUD since the program started several years ago, but it's years to come that could be in question.

"Time will tell what's going to happen," Ranschau said.

Ranschau doesn't expect funding to increase but is optimistic they'll be able to continue providing a necessary service.

"We have found that if someone's homeless, one key thing to keep them from being homeless is to get them affordable housing," Ranschau said.

To be accepted to the program, clients must pay a portion of their rent through income or disability money, and must participate in case management with Southeast Behavioral health.

ORGANIZATIONS GETTING MONEY 

Cornerstone Rescue Mission, Rapid City: $73,704
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership, Madison: $319,373
Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Yankton: $126,978 
South Dakota Housing Development Authority, Pierre: $40,443 
Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, Rapid City: $183,108
Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission: $288,516










Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Sutton Bay CEO Dies In UTV Rollover Crash

8/25/2014 2:34 PM

The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.

Full Story
Authorities Search For Missing Inmate

8/24/2014 10:43 AM

31-year-old Bridget Franzen failed to report to a work release job on Saturday, August 23.

Full Story
Car vs. School Bus Crash Near Inwood, Iowa

8/26/2014 11:31 AM

Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.

Full Story
Father In NW Iowa Murder Case Died Of Natural Causes

8/20/2014 9:44 AM

Autopsy results are back on a northwest Iowa man who was found dead along with his wife in July.

Full Story
Spencer, SD Man Dies In Rollover Crash

8/24/2014 4:41 PM

A Spencer, SD man is dead after a vehicle crash near Canova on Sunday.

Full Story


Events