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New Growth Makes Housing a Priority in Tyndall

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Tyndall, South Dakota is on a roll.

This rural community of just under 1,100 people is seeing new growth in many areas, including an influx of new businesses, a beautiful new baseball field, a new 4-H building/community center and upgrades at the fire station and local park, among other things. Many of the improvements were made possible with the help of grants from the Hoch Foundation and The South Dakota Community Foundation.

With all of the new opportunities available in Tyndall, housing development has become an even bigger priority.

“It’s like a domino effect. When people see positive change, they want to be part of it, so they jump in and start something new too,” explains Ron Wagner, Chairperson of the Tyndall Development Corporation. “But without enough quality housing, we have people driving from 40 miles away just to work here. We need … Read More »


Stuart, Nebraska: A Shining Example of Rural Housing Success

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With a population of about 600 people, Stuart, Nebraska is so small it’s considered a village by Nebraska standards.

Yet this village is thriving, thanks in part to innovative housing development efforts that have been underway since the early 80s. It was then that Stuart was deemed a “blighted” community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development created some creative new opportunities.

Today, of the 250 residences in Stuart, 108 homes have been completely rehabilitated and 40 new homes have been built.

Thriving, indeed!

This amazing success story just miles from the South Dakota border led Dakota Resources to invite John Madsen, Chairman of the Stuart Development Corporation, to host  a Housing Development Knowledge Camp at RuralX this past summer. John’s insight has since “rippled” into many rural South … Read More »


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New Growth Makes Housing a Priority in Tyndall

Tyndall, South Dakota is on a roll.

This rural community of just under 1,100 people is seeing new growth in many areas, including an influx...

Stuart, Nebraska: A Shining Example of Rural Housing Success

With a population of about 600 people, Stuart, Nebraska is so small it’s considered a village by Nebraska standards.

Yet this village is thriving, thanks...

It’s time we begin to think for ourselves!

I stood with a blue marker in my hand writing on the white flip chart paper as I facilitated a community group that was...

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