‘Paint ­ South Dakota is seeking applications

'Paint � South Dakota is seeking applications The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking applications from volunteer groups to participate in the 2003 "Paint � South Dakota" Campaign.

In the past five years, through the generous efforts of community, civil, and other volunteer groups, 131 homes across South Dakota have received a new coat of paint.

The program was started in 1998 as a part of SDHDA's 25th anniversary celebration. The concept behind "Paint � South Dakota" is to bring people together, provide a new coat of paint to a needy household, and help beautify the community.

Any civic organization that would like to organize a group of volunteers is eligible to apply. SDHDA will pay for the primer and the paint and the volunteer organization must provide the equipment.

The final painting day must be either June 7 or July 12 with all preparation work (scraping, priming, etc.) being done prior to this date. Applications are due April 11 and the program is limited to 25 communities.

If there are more than 25 community applications received, the selection will be made by a drawing process. All applications will be notified the following week regarding selection status.

For more information or to receive an application on "Paint � South Dakota" please call Greg Jasmer at 605-773-5631, or visit SDHDA's Web site at www.sdhda.org. On-line applications are available.

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is an independent, quasi-public agency that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents throughout South Dakota.

SDHDA is totally self-supporting and receives no tax money, appropriations or funding from the state. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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