Native communities in South Dakota experience some of the most severe housing shortages in the nation. Families can wait several years on a waiting list before they are able to move into a tribal rental unit. However, pursuing homeownership is way families can create a safe and healthy environment in which to live and make memories for generations to come. We hope you are inspired by the homeowner stories below and encourage you to tap into resources in your area so that you can start on your path to homeownership.
These families have worked hard to achieve the dream of homeownership, and some are still working towards that dream. But reaching this goal means more than a house. They have a home, a safe and stable environment to raise their children. Their homes are also something they can pass on to future generations, and they feel good that they are able to provide these things for their families.