Quality Rental Housing

As South Dakota’s economy evolves, it is imperative to provide adequate housing for state residents. The Community Housing Development program (CHD) was created to assist in expanding the supply of decent, safe and affordable rental housing for state residents, thereby strengthening South Dakota communities.

Purpose of the Quality Rental Housing program: Encourage the investment of private capital in stimulating the construction and rehabilitation of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable residential housing to meet the needs of South Dakota citizens.


  1. Participate in funding five to severn affordable residential housing projects to meet workforce housing needs in South Dakota communities.
What is unique about the CHD program is that funds may be used for households up to 120 percent of the area median income, allowing communities to address the need for housing for working residents above traditional program income limits.

SDHDA will award the funds throughout the state. In order to achieve geographic distribution, only one award of CHD funds will be allowed per community in the first year of the program. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are deemed complete.

The following activities are eligible residential rental housing activities:
  • Rehabilitation or acquisition / rehabilitation
  • Acquisition / conversion
  • New construction

The minimum amount of CHD funds that may be awarded to a project is $500,000; the maximum amount is $5 million. SDHDA will evaluate each application to determine the amount of assistance required.

Public or private nonprofit or profit-oriented individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships or organizations can apply for CHD funds.

Those interested in applying for the program can do so by visiting www.sdhda.org and downloading the Community Housing Development Application.