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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 »


Housing Heros Story Series 1 of 4 | Belle Fourche

Blog, News & Events on January 18th. Comments Off on Housing Heros Story Series 1 of 4 | Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche’s story begins in 2013 after a housing study done by Community Partners Research out of Faribault, Minnesota revealed a dire lack of adequate housing. The results were worse than expected, and the Economic Development Corporation decided to step in to see what they could do to help.

“The first thing we did was speak to the high school,” says Hollie Stalder, Director of Economic Development in Belle Fourche. “Each year, the technical students build a home with the help of trained professionals. Those homes were being sold and often times, moved out of town. We wanted to help our housing situation by keeping these well-built home in the community.”

The next step was finding lots for the homes.

They found a few empty lots in town that worked, but the last three properties were acquired through demolition of older dilapidated homes. … Read More »


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