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SD CARES Housing Assistance Program

The State of South Dakota in collaboration with SD Housing Development Authority, Helpline Center, and partner agencies, are making available CARES Act funding to assist South Dakota residents with housing expenses. If you have been financially impacted due to COVID-19, the SD CARES Housing Assistance Program (SDCHAP) may provide temporary rental, mortgage, or utility assistance for South Dakota residents who:

Funding amount is based on need with a maximum of $1,500 per month. While the funding may not fully cover monthly rent, mortgage, or utility bill, it is intended to reduce amounts owed. Paper checks will be mailed directly to the person whom the bill is owed. SDCHAP program funding is not guaranteed. 

Step 1: Review the Frequently Asked Questions for eligibility

Step 2: Apply for Assistance

Applications close December 18, 2020. If you have additional questions, please call 211.


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To be eligible for financial assistance, your current annual household income must be less than the following:

1 person - $62,675
2 person - $71,530
3 person - $80,500
4 person - $89,470
5 person - $96,600
6 person - $103,730
7 person - $110,975
8 person - $118,105