2017 workforce housing interim study

The legislative summer study on the need for workforce housing in South Dakota, especially in the rural areas and in smaller communities, met for the second time on August 1.

State Rep. David Lust, R-Rapid City, mentioned this is the last time for testimony; the next meeting in September will be for lawmakers to propose and discuss possible legislation for the 2018 session.

The legislative committee heard testimony on:

  • Workforce housing issues confronting communities and developers
  • Governor’s Office of Economic Development: community development block grant
  • Dakota Resources: home address, rural housing program
  • Department of Revenue: tax increment financing and workforce housing
  • SD Housing Development Authority: tax credits and low-income housing
  • County treasurers: tax deeds and tax deed sales
  • Legislative Research Council: workforce housing legislation from neighboring states.

To access information on the summer study on Workforce Housing.