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Housing Heros Story Series 2 of 4 | Centerville

Blog, News & Events on January 24th. Comments Off on Housing Heros Story Series 2 of 4 | Centerville

Flexibility and creativity are key components to rural
housing development, where a lack of affordable housing can often hamper
economic development efforts and deter new families from moving to town.

Centerville has been striving to meet the needs of families
by providing housing solutions through the Centerville Economic Development
Corporation.

“The first project that comes to mind started before I came
on board,” explains Jared Hybertson, Economic Development Coordinator in
Centerville. “The Economic Development Corporation identified a young man
living in poor conditions. This young man was about to have a family, so they
worked to get them into a Governor’s House. The Governor’s House was moved onto
the lot of a home that had previously been condemned and torn down.”

In a creative twist, the dilapidated home being lived in by
the young man was not torn down. Instead, the Economic Development Corporation
received funding through the South Dakota Housing Authority … Read More »


RuralX Inspires Tripp Duo

Blog, News & Events on August 16th. Comments Off on RuralX Inspires Tripp Duo

#thinkbigandtakeaction  — Something big is happening in the small town of Tripp, South Dakota.

The ball started rolling when Bryan Bietz attended his first Tripp Area Community Foundation meeting.

“Bryan came home and told me he had been elected President, and we both kind of laughed because it had been his very first meeting. Neither of us had experience with community development, however, we both knew we wanted to do more for our community,” explains his wife, Shawn, a local veterinarian. “I started Googling rural development in South Dakota and Dakota Resources popped up, which led me to the RuralX event in Aberdeen. After exploring the website, reading reviews and watching the RuralX video, we knew we needed to go.”

Shortly after discovering RuralX online, Bryan received a free ticket from the South Dakota Community Foundation because of his … Read More »


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