In good news for actual practical policy, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority reported to the Legislature’s Executive Board Tuesday that it has finally started awarding the $200 million in federal stimulus dollars that the Legislature intended to spur affordable housing but which the Governor pointlessly stalled.
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s November 14 presentation to the E-Board lists 27 housing projects for which the agency has awarded nearly $58 million in grants and loans. The single largest recipient will be the City of Sioux Falls, which will use $14 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support its $48M Sewer Basin 15 expansion, which, according to SDHDA, will build sewer basin infrastructure for 3,100 acres on the west side of the city to support “over 1,000 single family lots and multifamily homes.” That’s the Freedom to Flush, brought to you by liberal government spending. You’re welcome.
SDHDA continues to review applications for the housing money.