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Rural nonprofits weather challenges with home repairs

Monday, October 26, 2015

For a family that must scrape together monthly mortgage payments, rehab and weatherization projects that repair structural damage, update heating and plumbing systems, and fix leaky roofs can save enough funds to assure they no longer must choose between food or fuel. Instead, they may finally be able to save or invest enough to grow their own assets. 

More generally, home-rehab programs improve air and water quality, and eliminate harmful contaminants like asbestos and lead paint. Weatherization improvements not only save money and energy; they also are the first line of defense when it comes to climate adaptation and disaster mitigation.

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Category: Housing

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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

In 1978, NESDCAP created the Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) as a revolving loan fund to focus on small business lending and job creation in 22 counties. In 2007, Grow South Dakota, was formed to provide housing, community and economic development statewide. Through services to individuals, technical assistance to community and economic development agencies, and loans to small businesses and homebuyers, GROW South Dakota has had broad and lasting impact.

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GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038 info@growsd.org