NATIVE HOMEOWNERSHIP IS POSSIBLE

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.

The “Native Homeownership is Possible” campaign was developed by the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition with funding from the Bush Foundation.

STORIES OF NATIVE HOMEOWNERS

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.

Why Homeownership?

The Path to Homeownership

Half-Way Home

What Does Home Mean?

RESOURCES

Cheyenne River Housing Authority

Contact: Michelle Running Wolf
605-964-4265
Contact: Mary Ducheneaux
605-964-4265

Four Bands Community Fund

Contact: Holden Neigel
605-964-3687

Crow Creek Housing Authority

Contact: Gina Shields
605-245-2250

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Housing Authority

Contact: Shelli Marshall
605-997-2194

T Yamni Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Contact: Angie Johnson
605-698-3901

Lower Brule Housing Authority

Contact: Tiauna Obago
605-473-5522

Lakota Funds

Contact: Angela Koenen
605-455-2500

Thunder Valley

Contact: Star Means
605-455-2700

Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing

Contact: Danielle Two Eagle
605-867-5161

Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing

Contact: Elena Mato Tomahece
605-867-1555

Lakota Federal Credit Union

Contact: Shayna Ferguson
605-455-1515

Wild Horse Butte CDC

Contact: Kimmie Clausen
605-685-1168

Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial

Contact: Collen Steele
605-867-1018

SWA

Contact: Monica Hunger Moran
605-747-2203

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

Contact: Taffy Lafferty
605-856-8400

Standing Rock Housing Authority

Contact: Chad Harrison
701-854-3891

Standing Rock CDC

Contact: Brian Thunder Hawk
701-854-2000

Yankton Sioux Tribe

Contact: Sonny Hill
605-384-3641

Yankton Sioux Housing Authority

Contact: Galicia Drapeau
605-384-3171

Statewide

GROW South Dakota

Contact: Maureen Nelson
605-698-7654

Western SD

NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources

605-578-1402

Rapid City

Black Hills Community Loan Fund

Contact: Onna LeBeau
605-519-5124

Eastern SD

Lutheran Social Services

Contact: Sara Ramirez
605-330-2700

Western SD

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Black Hills

Contact: Terry Mills
605-348-4550

East-Central SD

Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership

Contact: Jim McGuire
605-270-2706

1st Tribal Lending

Contact: Juel Burnette
605-759-2259

Dacotah Bank

Contact: Peggy Lunzman
605-226-5369