Community Development Digest

South Dakota

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HUD Takes Action against SD Apartment Complex Owners, Landlords

HUD is charging the owners and landlords of an eight-unit apartment complex in Sioux Falls, SD with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow a resident with disabilities to use a wheelchair in his apartment.

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Nearly $150 Million Spent in Buy-Back Program’s Latest Round

Officials at the Department of Interior this week revealed that almost $150 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 6,500 landowners with fractional interests at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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USDA Rural Grants, Loans Build Commercial Projects

The Department of Agriculture's $3.6 million Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG) provides grants and zero-interest loans to local utilities, which are then passed on to businesses for projects designed to create and retain rural jobs.

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Indian CDBG Grant Applications Triple Awards

HUD received nearly three times the number of applications it was able to fund in the latest round of Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) awards for FY 2012. HUD officials tell us the agency received 220 applications seeking more than $157 million. It funded 76 projects worth a total of...

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State and Local Briefs

New Hampshire: Rochester City Council will use some of its $225,961 in Community Development Block Grant funding to restore a balcony at its old Opera House. The council already approved a transfer of $86,000 from other projects to repair the balcony. and will use $95,000 of the expected CDBG money ...

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HUD Grants Fund Permanent Housing for AIDS/HIV Patients

More than 1,200 people suffering from HIV/AIDS will continue to reside in permanent housing thanks to a nearly $33 million funding initiative from HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program's Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants. The awards cover 28 programs in 17 st...

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(GRANT) USDA Offers $37 Million in Value-Added Producer Grants

The Dept. of Agriculture seeks applications for its FY 2010 and 2011 Value-Added Producer (VAP) Grant Program for planning efforts to aid rural businesses nationwide. Some $37 million in funding is available. An Aug. 29 application deadline is set. USDA's Rural Development office expects to make 2...

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(SENATE) Community Banks Seek Exemption from Fannie Mae Rules

A Senate panel is urged to have the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) exempt community banks from the new Fannie Mae mortgage servicing standards scheduled to take effect Sept. 1.Homeowners and lenders have reported difficulty in communicating regarding the issue of at-risk mortgages. Membe...

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(FUNDING) Economic Development Technical Assistance Funding Available for Tribes

The Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) seeks proposals from tribes for FY 2011 technical assistance funding to conduct studies of economic development opportunities or long-term reservation economic development plans.The Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development's (...

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(TRIBES) Oglala Sioux to Use Most of FY 2011 ICDBG Funds on Housing Maintenance

The Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Tribal Housing Authority expects to use most of its $8.75 million in FY 2011 Indian Community Development BlockGrant (ICDBG) funding to maintain its housing stock -- but officials there still lament that the funding comes nowhere close to meeting demand.HUD made its ICDBG f...

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