CIty Council Gives Support for Low Income Housing for the Elderly
Today the Rapid City Council is officially giving their support to the Good Samaritan Society of the Black Hills for a new project in Rapid City.
In a last minute council meeting, the Good Samaritan Society presented their plans and hopes of constructing a new housing project that will consist of low income housing units for senior citizens on the corner of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The new housing project plans to be a three story building and consist of 50 units.
The group needed support from the Mayor and city council for their application to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority to receive tax credits to fund the project.
Officials say with the backing of the city they can provide housing and related services to the growing number of senior citizens in our community.
“I’m very thankful the council would come together on such short notice, very pleased obviously of the outcome and it is a much needed opportunity for the seniors in our community,” says Ron Kortemeyer the Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Society of the Black Hills.
The decision by the South Dakota Housing Development Association will be making their decision sometime in April.