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A Journey to Homeownership

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

It was a journey filled with ups and downs, but Alexis's dream of purchasing her first home became a reality with the help of GROW South Dakota. Her story is a testament to the organization's commitment to supporting individuals on their path to homeownership.

Alexis had always dreamed of having a place to call her own, a space where she could build memories, and a house she could truly make into a home. However, it was a challenge to save for a down payment and navigate the complex home-buying process.

That is when she discovered GROW South Dakota and its down payment assistance program. The emotional journey began with hope and the promise of a brighter future. The assistance she received from GROW South Dakota was not just financial; it was educational as well to help her overcome the hurdles of becoming a homeowner.

The day finally came when Alexis received the keys to her very own home. It was a moment filled with a sense of accomplishment, and the overwhelming realization that dreams do come true. Alexis could not have done it without the assistance of GROW South Dakota.

In reflecting on her journey, Alexis had heartfelt words for the organization that made her dream a reality. "Keep doing what you are doing to help people get into a house, so they can make it a home," she said. "Thank you for all you've done for me in the home-buying process. I will never forget this experience."

Category: GROW SD In The News, News, Success Stories

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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

GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East
Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654
Fax (605) 698-3038