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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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).