About HAPI

Jeff Mitchell Senator Tim Johnson tour of Aberdeen

HAPI was founded by a group of Aberdeen citizens who realized a need for regional housing assistance. Since its founding in 1999, HAPI has helped over 350 families in northeast South Dakota purchase a home.  HAPI’s service area is Beadle, Brown, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jerauld, Marshall, McPherson, Potter, Sanborn,  Spink, Stanley, Sully, and Walworth counties.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairperson
Brenda Waage, GROWSD

Vice-Chairperson
Lonnie Anderson

Secretary
Jennifer Slaight-Hansen, Member at Large

Treasurer
Rich Rovang, Member at Large

BOARD MEMBERS

Barb Gross, Presentation Sisters
Rodney Fouberg, Dacotah Banks Inc.
Cindi Walsh, U.S. Bank
Mike Brumbaugh, Retired Court Services Officer
Gene Cox, Mobridge Representative
Ona Hughes, US Bank
Tammy Frost, James Valley Housing
Juletta Smith, Retired Housing Manager
Jody Zueger, Aberdeen Housing Authority
Mike Jung, Jung Construction
Angeline Johnson, Sisseton Wapheton Housing
JC Crawford, Sisseton Wapheton Housing

 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Nick Bittner, Dacotah Bank
Bruce Jones, Rural Development
Scott Grebner, Gerharter Realtors

OFFICE STAFF

Jeff Mitchell, Executive Director

Mary Beth Townsend, Housing Assistant

Vicky Drexel, Office Assistant

Breanne Holzer, Homebuyer/owner Education Instructor

Pat Mertens, Inspector