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Please share your input about the Coalition!

We are seeking feedback from all stakeholders about how valuable the Coalition is to you and your organization.  Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey by Friday, September 1, 2017. Chance for FREE Conference Registration! All survey respondents who complete the survey by 5 pm MT on September 1 will be entered […]

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Building a Foundation for Homeownership in Indian Country

While homeownership in general has been on a decline across the United States, it is increasing on reservations in South Dakota. More tribes are recognizing the capacity for homeownership to build individual and community wealth, wellness, and stability, thanks in large part to individuals from tribal communities who have become strong homeownership advocates.  Homeownership advocates […]

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Traveling a Path to Self-Sufficiency

January Mathis Works Toward Homeownership After a nearly five-year journey, January Mathis, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will soon be moving into a home she can call her own. January’s home is currently one of seven under construction in Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation’s regenerative community just outside of Porcupine, South Dakota, on […]

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Homeownership Models Shared During Annual Convening

The Coalition’s Annual Tour & Convening, hosted on the Pine Ridge Reservation this year, uses a peer-sharing model to showcase successful homeownership programs. This year’s event was attended by approximately 50 individuals from nonprofit organizations as well as tribal, local, state, and federal entities, including Joyce Allen, Deputy Administrator for Single Family Housing of USDA Rural […]

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Coalition Responds to Contractors’ Input

In roundtable discussions with contractors about how to increase housing stock on South Dakota’s reservations, contractors have shared some of the obstacles to residential building, including the lack of inspectors and work-ready employees.  In response, our Physical Issues Committee is working to support efforts to increase the number of certified inspectors, and designing a summer […]

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Housing Needs Assessments Represent Historic Partnership

Two tribal entities, Cheyenne River Housing Authority (CRHA) and Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO), recently completed housing needs assessments for their respective communities. The two organizations were chosen through an application process that we facilitated in September 2015. The studies were sponsored by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority and mark the first-ever state-supported housing […]

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Coalition Requests Proposals for Video Production

Native Homeownership is Possible With support from the Bush Foundation, the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition will be producing two videos to promote the message that “Native homeownership is possible.” These two videos are part of our communications strategy to dispel the perception that homeownership is not possible by showcasing powerful Native homebuyer success stories. […]

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Coalition Launches Task Force to Increase Homeownership Opportunities for Native American Veterans

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new committee that will work to increase access to homeownership resources for Native American veterans. The committee will be co-chaired by Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Larry Zimmerman, and Manaja Hill, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Veteran Service Officer. The working group will […]

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Coalition Energized for Another Year of Impact!

On October 24-26, 2016, over 70 members of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition gathered for our annual planning session and other activities held in conjunction with the South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s Annual Housing Conference in Pierre, South Dakota. The series of events provided a platform for reflecting on successes, developing collective strategies, and […]

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