Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center Receives Funding to Build Emergency Shelter

The Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center in Pierre received $1.16 million to help build the House of Hope emergency shelter.

The South Dakota Housing Board of Commissioners recently awarded more than $5.7 million to entities that help people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking. The money can be used for the development of non-collective shelters and provide financial assistance for support services.

Missouri Shores will use the money to build a two-story single-family shelter containing 13 living units, with a common living room and kitchen. Missouri Shores serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and harassment.

South Dakota Housing will award the remaining $2.3 million in a second round of funding. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CT on November 15, 2022. The HOME-ARP program award plan and application can be found at www.sdhda.org. Applications can be mailed or submitted online on the SDHDA website at www.sdhda.org. SD Housing plans to announce the recipients of this second round of funding in December. For more information, please contact Chas Olson at 605-773-3181.

The other beneficiaries of the first round of the HOME-ARP program are:

Development Name: ICAP Community Commons

Development Location: Sioux Falls

Developer: Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership, Inc.

HOME-ARP funds approved: $1,161,330

Development summary: The acquisition and rehabilitation of an existing facility to transform the 24 emergency accommodation units into ten non-collective multi-bedroom units for families, each equipped with its own bathroom and living space . The establishment will welcome families with children.

Development Name: RCDVC NCS Shelter Expansion

Location of development: Yankton

Developer: River City Domestic Violence Center (RCDVC)

HOME-ARP Fund: $1,161,330

Development summary: The new construction of a one-storey non-collective shelter containing four living units, with shared living room and kitchen, to be added to the existing shelter. Each residential unit will have a private bathroom and a kitchenette. RCDVC serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse.

Project name: Safe Place Building a Safe Future

Place of development: Mitchell

Developer: Mitchell Area Safehouse dba Safe Place of Eastern South Dakota

HOME-ARP Fund: $1,161,330

Development Summary: The new construction of a two-storey non-collective shelter containing eight residential units with shared living and kitchen areas. Safe Place serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and harassment.

Development Name: Watertown Cares

Location of development: Watertown

Developer: Watertown Cares (to be formed)

HOME-ARP Fund: $1,031,000

Development Summary: The acquisition and rehabilitation of an existing facility to transform the ten short-term rental units into eight non-collective accommodation units, each equipped with its own bathroom and kitchenette. The facility will serve families and homeless individuals.

Development Name: Watertown Cares Supportive Services

Location of development: Watertown

Developer: Watertown Cares (to be formed)

HOME-ARP Fund: $104,500

Development Summary: Funding for case management and direct financial assistance, such as rent/utility deposits, rent arrears, rent/utility assistance, and client application fees.

The one-time funding was earmarked under the HOME program through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. HOME-ARP’s primary purpose is to provide funding to assist the homeless and other vulnerable populations through capital investments for affordable rental housing, non-community shelter and support services.

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