‘Paint ­ South Dakota’ Campaign seeks applications

'Paint � South Dakota' Campaign seeks applications The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking applications from volunteer groups to participate in the 2004 "Paint � South Dakota" Campaign.

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. In the past six years, through the generous efforts of community, civic, religious, and other volunteer groups, 164 homeowners across South Dakota have had their homes painted.

Any organized volunteer group is eligible to apply and is responsible for selecting a home to paint in their community. SDHDA will pay for the primer and the paint and the volunteer group must provide the equipment. The final painting day must be selected as one of four Saturdays in June, 2004, with all preparation work (scraping, priming, etc.) being done prior to this date.

Applications are due April 16, 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 applicants 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.

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, color, creed, religion, sex, handicapped, familial status or national origin.

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