The Sioux Empire Housing Partnership (SEHP) will hold its annual breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn City Centre.
The annual breakfast features a summary of activity and successes from the preceding year and includes recognition of individuals who have had a significant impact on the affordable housing. Awards will be presented for the Friend of Affordable Housing and the Mortgage Lender of the Year.
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken will be the featured speaker at this year´s event. Mayor TenHaken will present details of his new plan to address affordable housing in Sioux Falls, and will outline the department´s initiatives for the coming year.
Launched in 1997 as an initiative of Forward Sioux Falls, SEHP works to preserve, improve and increase affordable housing options for low- to moderate-income families. They provide HUD-certified housing education, which includes home purchasing, renter education, credit restoration, budgeting and post-purchase programs. This menu of programs is offered free to all Chamber member businesses and Forward Sioux Falls contributors. In addition, SEHP pioneered E-MAP, an employer-assisted down payment program that was eventually adopted by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority.
The SEHP annual breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. and the program will conclude by 9 a.m. Tickets are $40 per person or tables of six for $225 and can be purchased by calling Kelli Zimmer at (605) 339-0942.