The Sioux Empire Housing Partnership (SEHP) will hold its annual breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 19 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 affordable housing. Awards will be presented for the the Lender, Volunteer and Realtor of the Year, as well as the Friend of Affordable Housing and Business Supporting Affordable Housing Awards.
The City of Sioux Falls recently restructured its housing program to meet the needs of our growing and diverse city. Sioux Falls Housing Manager Chellee Unruh will take part in a moderated conversation exploring the need for the changes and details of the new program.
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.