Recognizing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Native homebuyers in South Dakota, the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition has developed our Native Homeownership Protection Program (NHPP).

Program Overview

Through the first phase of the NHPP, we have provided relief funds to qualified homeowners and small business clients impacted by COVID-19. Through Phase II, we are assisting member organizations in providing foreclosure prevention/post purchase coaching, education, and support to their clients. This support can include:

  • Conducting one-on-one coaching sessions with clients experiencing difficulties in making mortgage payments,
  • Assisting mortgage clients in reaching out to their lenders to negotiate loan modifications,
  • Teaching post-purchase education classes,
  • Providing post-purchase coaching, and
  • Assisting clients in accessing available resources to offset the economic impacts of the pandemic.

NHPP – Phase II assistance will be provided on a reimbursement basis at the rate of $150/client for one-on-one support or group/classroom education that was delivered beginning July 1, 2020.

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Eligibility Guidelines

To participate in the Coalition’s NHPP – Phase II program, organizations must:

  • Be a member of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition (To get current on membership dues or to become a new member, go to
  • Be current on Coalition data reporting requirements
  • Agree to submit a monthly report/reimbursement request

Steps to Participate in the NHPP – Phase II

Complete a brief NHPP – Phase II application.

Attend virtual program orientation session.

Provide foreclosure prevention/post purchase support to clients.

Submit monthly grant reimbursement request forms.

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Completed applications can be submitted via email to Leslie Newman at

Thank you to our program sponsor!