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Forty Years of Ownership and Opportunity

HUD's Investment in South Dakota 1965 to 2005

In 1965, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Public Housing Administration merged to create the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD administers programs that increase homeownership, provide aid for housing for lower-income persons, support community development and increase access to housing free from discrimination. To support these goals, HUD provides single-family and multi-family mortgage insurance for low and moderate income households, block grants for housing, revitalization and rehabilitation efforts, rental housing subsidies for low income households, and a variety of other grants and loans to stem the tide of homelessness, help with disaster relief, create healthy homes, eliminate drugs, and to promote safe neighborhoods. HUD works in partnership with nonprofits, the private sector, city and state entities, and other Federal agencies. Since 1965, the total combined direct investment, rental subsidies to properties and tenants, and other grants and loans in South Dakota is estimated at more than $10 billion since 1965. The breakdown by broad program area in 2005 dollars is given below:

Direct Investment Current dollars
FHA Single-family Insurance 65,900 units $5,200,000,000
FHA Multifamily Insurance 5,800 units $360,000,000
Public Housing 800 units $70,000,000
Indian Housing 6,500 units $910,000,000
Housing for Elderly and Disabled 500 units $30,000,000
Community Development $860,000,000
Rental Housing Subsidies    
Section 8 Vouchers and Certificates 11,900 units $1,700,000,000
(Tenant and Project Based)
Public Housing 1,700 units $50,000,000
Indian Housing 6,500 units $890,000,000
Other Grants and Loans $290,000,000
(Fair housing, housing counseling, homeless programs, etc.)

HUD's infrastructure and housing investments, housing support and commitment to access housing free from discrimination have contributed positively to the state over the past 40 years. Since 1965, South Dakota's employment grew by an average of more than 6,000 jobs a year, the homeownership rate increased, many low and moderate income areas have been revitalized and families in need of housing assistance found places to live.

Content Archived: April 5, 2011

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