White Lake, South Dakota is a small, growing community in the upper Midwest. Agriculture is the heart of our community and is supported by our Main Street businesses, award-winning K-12 school district, wind farms and ideal location on Interstate 90. All of these make White Lake a great place to visit, live and start your own business.
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April 1, 2022 - The City of White Lake is continuing its work for the best interests of all the people and businesses in our community. The City has hired an independent contractor to make inspections in our community to identify violations of the ordinances as they relate to property maintenance. These violations may include illegal vehicles being stored in the open areas of properties; rubbish, garbage and waste lying in yard areas; vacant and dilapidated buildings; buildings that require repairs such as windows, missing paint, or shingles; issues that involve the safety and well-being of our citizens. These efforts are meant to protect the health and safety of all families and businesses in our community. They are also meant to protect property values and to encourage new families and businesses to choose White Lake as their place to call home. If you have something that you feel may be a violation of the above maintenance issues, please take this opportunity to correct these issues immediately. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Together we can work to beautify and maintain our vibrant community. Sincerely, White Lake City Council
The State of South Dakota in collaboration with SD Housing Development Authority, Helpline Center, and partner agencies, are working to assist South Dakotans who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic crisis by offering financial assistance to help stabilize their housing situation. The funding is provided to South Dakota through the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 - Emergency Rental Assistance. The two funding sources will vary in eligibility requirements, eligible uses and required documentation.
If you are unable to pay rent, mortgage, property insurance on your home, or utilities because of the pandemic, short-term financial assistance may be available.
SD CARES Housing Assistance Program may provide temporary housing or utility assistance for South Dakota residents who meet all of the following criteria:
Households income qualify based on county of residence. You must fall below the income level listed for your county and household size.
Have one or more individuals in the household who has qualified for unemployment benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak.
Have one or more individuals in the household that have a past due utility bill or mortgage statement or are able to prove that they are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
For more information or to apply go to the link at the button below.
The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS) of Wagner is providing free tax preparation services in South Eastern and South Central South Dakota.
Free tax preparation services are available to low-to-middle income taxpayers in the 20 county ROCS service area. Tax preparation and e-filing is conducted by IRS certified tax professionals.
Due to COVID, tax preparation is handled virtually, with drop off service available at the ROCS offices in Lake Andes, Mitchell, Wagner and Yankton. Once required paperwork is received, taxpayers will receive a phone call for an intake interview and to answer any questions. Lake Andes: 17 Park Ave, Lake Andes; Wagner: 106 West Ave SW, Wagner; Mitchell: 1307 N Main (call ahead for drop off time 605-996-9626); Yankton: 3113 Spruce – Kanner Building (call ahead for drop off time 605-665-4559).