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GROW SD Provides Lasting Improvements

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A disabled man was having problems with his house to the point that the city had issued citations requiring him to make improvements by a certain deadline. His disability kept him out of work, and the medical expenses reduced his income and resources. He didn’t expect to be able to get assistance.

He contacted GROW South Dakota, who inspected the home and determined that he qualified for the Weatherization program and for a home improvement forgivable loan. GROW SD and contractors replaced windows, the front door, and the hot water heater. They also repaired sewer pipes, made electrical repairs, installed insulation, carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, vapor barrier, a bathroom exhaust fan and new gutters. In addition, they installed new siding on the house, which dealt with the city citations.

This client is very pleased: “My stress over the deadline is removed!” He is seeing a, “noticeable difference in heating and cooling costs” and little things that used to create problems are fixed now. He appreciated the help, “Every person, from GROW SD personnel to contractors, were courteous, cooperative, and very professional.”

To find out if you qualify, complete a Weatherization application.  

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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