Weskota Apartment South
Weskota Apartment South was built in 1996 by Weskota Manor financing part of the expense through a South Dakota Housing Loan.
Rental requirements for the Weskota Apartment South are different than the Weskota Apartment North because of the difference in financing organizations. The South Dakota Housing Authority is a completely separate program and organization from USDA Rural Development. Under the stipulations of this program, 7 units are eligible for subsidization determined according to income levels. These units were specifically designated at the time of the loan and cannot be changed. These units must be occupied by low-income tenants and must be left vacant if tenants to not quality for subsidization. Subsidized rent is based on the Percent of Median Income for a household of 1. The remaining 7 one and two bedroom units are considered private.
Weskota Apartments North
Weskota Apartment North was built in 1989 in conjunction with the USDA Rural Development program. Under the stipulations of this program, all 16 units are eligible for subsidization determined according to income levels. The regulations determine the occupancy of the apartments such as a 2 bedroom apartment cannot be occupied by a single occupant and must be rented to a "couple"; however, if one spouse passes away or is admitted to a long term care facility, the remaining spouse does not have to relocate to a one-bedroom unit. When the unit does become vacant, the unit must be rented to only couples.
A separate Board of Directors was established for the Weskota Apartment North. They meet annually with Weskota Apartment North tenants and have an annual board meeting in March of each year. The Weskota Apartment North pays Weskota Manor to manage the apartments.