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.*
Beginning April 30, 2018, household income cannot exceed $49,910 for individuals and couples. For families of three or more, household income cannot exceed $57,040.
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.
The current lead time for a Governor's House is 120-150 days (4-5 months).
*Income guidelines as of May 1, 2017
Governor's House Virtual Walk-Through
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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.
Effective for orders placed after April 1, 2018, the price for the 2-bedroom Governor’s House has increased from $44,700 to $49,700, and the price for the
3-bedroom home has increased from $51,700 to $56,700 plus excise and sales tax. The house price includes delivery and placement and is subject to change. South Dakota Housing Authority also announced that there are substantialchanges to the Governor’s Houses at the new price. The changes include:
· Addition of installed central air conditioning via air source heat pump
· Window box bay
· Addition of vertical siding aesthetic
· Addition of faux stacked stone
· Solid poplar cabinets in both kitchen and bath(s) stained dark onyx and laminate granite look countertops
· Elimination of recessed lighting and addition of under-cabinet lighting
· Siding colors are now Canyon Drift and Charcoal Smoke
|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.|