Running Strong helps American Indian families acquire safe housing in overcrowded and underserved areas.
Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD
On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, there are many homes in need of repair, and people often cannot afford to complete the repairs. Some housing problems are caused by destructive weather or other events, while others are from normal wear and tear.
To help address this, each year Running Strong partners with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing (OSTPH) to repair homes on the reservation.
These repairs are especially necessary when winter hits, bringing below-freezing temperatures and feet of snow.
Some of the repairs completed by OSTPH with Running Strong’s support in the last year included replacing flooring throughout a home, insulating and sealing doors, and replacing broken windows. These types of repairs not only provide a secure living situation and peace of mind to Native youth, they also keep families warm through the winter and keep heating costs down.
Running Strong is committed to working with OSTPH to make sure Pine Ridge families have safe homes.