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
Lonnie Anderson, Retired, Engineer

Past Chairperson
Brenda Waage, GROWSD

Vice-Chairperson
Mike Brumbaugh, Retired, Court Services Officer

Secretary
Barb Grosz, Presentation Convent

Treasurer
Rich Rovang, Retired, Engineer

BOARD MEMBERS

Rodney Fouberg, Dacotah Banks Inc.
Cindi Walsh, U.S. Bank
Gene Cox, Mobridge Representative
Brent Heinert, Plains Commerce Bank
Clarence Fjeldheim, Retired Aberdeen Public Works
Bruce Jones, Retired, USDA/RD State Director
Juletta Smith, Retired, Housing Manager
Jody Zueger, Aberdeen Housing Authority
Mike Jung, Jung Construction
Breanne Davis, Realtor, Century 21
Jennifer Slaight-Hansen, Aberdeen City Council

 

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

William Deng, CDFI Coordinator

Rachel Dix, Home Ownership Coordinator

Vicky Drexel, Office Assistant

Pat Mertens, Inspector