SD group gets money to help homeowners rehab housesThe Self-Help Housing Grant from the federal government will be used to rehabilitate 34 homes in east-central South Dakota over a two-year period.
By: News release, Office of Sen. Tim Johnson
The Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership will receive $353,997 to help low-income homeowners rehabilitate their existing homes.
The Self-Help Housing Grant from the federal government will be used to rehabilitate 34 homes in east-central South Dakota over a two-year period.
“This funding will make a real difference for South Dakota families who are ready to put in some ‘sweat equity’ and rehabilitate their own homes,” said U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., in a news release.
Johnson is chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
ICAP serves 14 counties in east-central South Dakota: Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody and Turner.
Eligible homeowners work with ICAP staff to identify their specific needs and create a work plan. Then ICAP provides hands-on instruction and assistance to the homeowners, so that they can provide all or part of the labor required.
The USDA Self-Help grant funds can be used by ICAP to hire personnel to assist participating families; cover office and administrative expenses to purchase or rent equipment, such as power tools, for use by families participating in self-help housing construction; and pay fees for training self-help group members in construction techniques or for other professional services needed.