SDHA sponsors 'Paint – South Dakota' SDHDA will be celebrating Gov. Rounds' recent proclamation of June as homeownership month by continuing its "Paint – South Dakota" Campaign. For the past five years, SDHDA has sponsored the Paint � South Dakota Campaign, purchasing paint and primer for 128 homes across South Dakota.
"We have continued the campaign because of its success and the benefits it gives to people, volunteers, and communities," said John Rothstein of Mobridge, chairman of the SDHDA Board of Commissioners. "We had an overwhelming response this year with 34 applicants."
In the past the program has been limited to 25 applications, but with the volume of volunteer groups coming forward this year, the SDHDA Board of Commissioners agreed to approve all applications.
"It wasn't a difficult decision, this is a great program that brings communities and people together to help their fellow citizens, and the homeowners are very grateful," said Rothstein.
The homes will be painted on either June 7 or July 12. Local community organizations have coordinated volunteers and equipment to accomplish the job.
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 other funding from the state. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.