Looking for affordable housing? Field of Dreams looking for families to buy

September 28, 2018

Newly built town homes in eastern Sioux Falls are available to low-income families looking to transition to home ownership.

The 26-unit Field of Dreams complex near 15th Street and South Sycamore Avenue is designed to meet a growing need for affordable housing in Sioux Falls. The city continues to lose older, less expensive, housing stock near the core and single family home prices are increasing.

Organizers with the Sioux Falls nonprofit Affordable Housing Solutions hope the Field of Dreams housing will serve as an affordable alternative to young families or retirees with limited income.

“We have a lot of people spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing at this point,” said Tyler Arens, who heads the group. “It’s designed to be workforce housing.”

The $3.3 million project is the result of years of planning, design and development by Sioux Falls affordable housing organizers, and adds to an increasingly shallow pool of housing that is both affordable and owner-occupied.

“What we see is people getting priced out,” said Karl Fulmer, executive director of the Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission.

AFFORDABLE TOWN HOMES ARE AVAILABLE

The Field of Dreams is a 26-unit town home community,Buy Photo

The Field of Dreams is a 26-unit town home community, located near 15th Street and Sycamore Avenue. Units are currently for sale. (Photo: Patrick Anderson / Argus Leader Media)

Units are currently available for purchase, open to any household earning 80 percent of median income or less.

The two-building campus includes multi-story townhomes with attached garage parking. One unit is single-story, available to families who might have needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Each unit has two bedrooms and three bathrooms, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a living room. Some units have a sliding glass door on the main level, which opens up to a sunny patio space.

Field of Dreams townhomes also use energy efficient design for ventilation and water flow, designed to lower the occupant’s monthly utility bills.