Emergency Shelter & Assistance

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority works to provide affordable housing for all South Dakotans. Part of this goal requires providing assistance to individuals who are homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. The Continuum of Care and the Security Deposit Assistance are two programs that can help individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless.

South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium

The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium brings together separate organizations with the common goal of eliminating homelessness. They can assist individuals in finding and maintaining permanent housing options. If you feel that you meet the assistance requirements contact the Consortium to find out how they can help you

Security Deposit Assistance Program

The Security Deposit Assistance was created to provide funding to eligible applicants for use in emergency situations to prevent homelessness or to assist persons in transitional housing to secure permanent rental housing. If you find yourself in these situations contact your local Public Housing Authorities to find out if you qualify (contact information can be found on the Security Deposit Assistance website).

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelters
If you or a family member is a victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, you should seek assistance. The following websites can assist you in finding a shelter or outreach center near you. You are encouraged to contact these centers, who can assist you to escape a dangerous situation.

NOTICE: When you are the victim of a Domestic Abuse it is highly advised that you delete your browsing history after viewing sites like these.

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault