GROW South Dakota Receives $132,500 to Strengthen Neighborhoods through Housing and Community Development Initiatives
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sisseton, South Dakota – GROW South Dakota, a member of the national
NeighborWorks® network, is receiving $132,500 in flexible grants from
NeighborWorks® America – a much-needed boost that will support its affordable
housing and community development activities. The NeighborWorks network is
supported by NeighborWorks America and consists of more than 240 independent
nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening communities in all fifty states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
"For every dollar in NeighborWorks grants, an average of $34 is in invested in
America’s communities like the ones served by GROW South Dakota resulting in a total
direct investment of almost $4.7 billion in communities in 2012,” said NeighborWorks
America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald. “As good stewards of taxpayer dollars, NeighborWorks
America ensures our investments are working in ways that truly make a difference.”
NeighborWorks America supports GROW South Dakota and more than 240 other
chartered members of the NeighborWorks network with grants, technical assistance
and training, who believe that quality housing -- homeownership and rental -- is the
building block of strong communities.
GROW South Dakota provides a range of community-based services including:
improving financial literacy; repairing single-family homes; maintaining the availability of affordable rental homes; and providing access to lending capital for business.
“We thank Congress and our other private, philanthropic and public funders who make
possible our work to expand affordable housing opportunities and strengthen communities,” said Marcia Erickson, GROW South Dakota Chief Executive Officer.
GROW South Dakota is a non-profit agency based in Sisseton, South Dakota that serves thousands of clients annually through housing, community and economic
development. For more information visit, www.growsd.org, call (605) 698-7654, or visit
www.facebook.com/growsdouthdakota. GROW South Dakota is an equal opportunity
provider, lender and employer.
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