Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, announced that four South Dakota housing organizations will receive a total of $441,397 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will help provide temporary and long-term housing options for homeless individuals and families across the state.
“This funding will be used by South Dakota organizations with a proven track record of helping improve the lives of the homeless,” said Johnson. “As Chairman of the committee that oversees housing issues, I will continue to use this position to support responsible policies that help people transition off the streets.”
The Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership in Madison will receive a $162,277 grant; Behavior Management Systems in Rapid City will receive a $67,248 grant; and the Volunteers of America, Dakotas in Aberdeen will receive a $62,172 grant. The funding is through the Supportive Housing Program, which provides housing assistance and supportive services.
The Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission will also receive a $149,700 grant from the Shelter Plus Care Program, which provides rental assistance on a long-term basis to the homeless and disabled.
The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over housing issues. Additionally, as Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, Johnson has worked to secure funding for veterans housing and assistance for servicemembers.