Affordably Home on the Range

At Echo Glen Apartments in Rapid City, South Dakota, seniors have found something to sing about. Echo Glen is a fifty-unit development of apartment homes for seniors, walking distance from health care and shopping.  Residents enjoy social activities, optional meals and independent living in an affordable setting near the services that they need.  SAHF member, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (the “Society”) developed Echo Glen to provide a safe, comfortable home for seniors. With the help of   the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and a small state loan funded through HUD’s HOME program, the Society was able to attract private investment that helps keep these homes affordable to lower income seniors for years to come.  In order to meet strict cost limits and maintain affordability, the Society also donated the land and provided a grant and a long-term loan from its own funds to facilitate the development of these homes. Read more.