Governor's House Program
|Narrow Lot Door Left (Standard) Layout||
Two Bedroom Door Right (Standard) Layout
|Three Bedroom Door Right (Standard) Layout|
House Exterior, Left Door (Reverse) Layout
For individuals and couples, household income cannot exceed $48,300* For families of three or more, household income cannot exceed $55,200.*
For individuals and families under the age of 62, net worth must be less than $90,000 and less than $70,000 in liquid assets.
For individuals and families age 62 and older, net worth must be less than
$175,000 and less than $100,000 in liquid assets.
The house must be placed within South Dakota, be used as the homebuyer's only residence, and be owned by the individual(s) living in the home.
*Income guidelines as of May 1, 2017
Click HERE to watch a virtual walk-though of a Governor's House.
The current lead time for a Governor's House is 120-150 days (4-5 months).
Provide the lot
Purchase the building permit
Provide the foundation
Utility hookups and fees
Floor coverings and appliances
- Financing: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to seek financing options; we do NOT provide direct financing. Most banks are aware of the governors house program and will be able to help you with financing.
- 2 Bedroom 24' x 42' home = 1,008 sq. ft
- 3 Bedroom 24' x 50' home = 1,200 sq. ft.
- 2" X 6" exterior wall construction with R-28 insulation.
- R-60 blown-in Cellulose insulation in the attic.
- Vinyl lap siding with a color choice of Clay or Sage.
- Vinyl windows with insulated glass.
- Oak kitchen & bath cabinets.
- Choice of an electric forced air or gas forced air furnace.
- Electric hot water heater.
- 1/2" sheetrock on all interior walls; 5/8" sheetrock on ceilings.
- All walls are taped, textured and painted.
- IKO Asphalt Shingles Color: Driftwood
|Additional Programs Offered:|
|Both non-profit developers and builders and for-profit developers and builders may purchase houses to resell to qualified buyers. (For-profit developers and builders must be members of the South Dakota Homebuilders Association|
|May be purchased for rental use only under financing programs that (i) require long term affordable rent limits targeting low-income families and (ii) have ongoing federal or state compliance requirements and monitoring.|
|School districts may purchase houses under following terms: (i) house must be used to provide housing to teachers and other school district employees in rural community, as defined by most recent U.S. Census (currently 2,500 or less); (ii) house and property on which located must be owned by school district; and (iii) house may not be resold unless written waiver is received from SDHDA.|