TenHaken administration seeking money to fund homeless outreach program
Two-year pilot study would try to build relationships with homeless
Mayor Paul TenHaken’s administration will ask the Sioux Falls City Council for a supplemental budget appropriation of $250,000 a year for the next two years to fund an outreach program for the city’s homeless population.
Members of the administration pitched the City Council on the idea Tuesday afternoon.
As of a 2022 count, the city had 387 people identified as “sheltered homeless,” said Jenna Harris, a policy adviser to TenHaken. Another 20 were counted as “unsheltered.”