Marlene McDonald

Marlene McDonald used a loan and grant from Lakota Funds' Su Owojupi (They're Planting) Project to plant a garden that will infuse the Pine Ridge Reservation with a variety of fresh vegetables and help mitigate health issues caused from living in a food desert. Read more.

Eagle Nest Housing

In 1997 Lakota Funds made history again by creating the first Native American, tax credit financed, low-income housing project in America. From 1997 to 1999, thirty houses were constructed to create the Eagle Nest neighborhood near Wanblee, South Dakota.

Income Guidelines

To qualify for Eagle Nest Housing, your gross household income must fit within the guidelines below.

Household Size
Maximum Gross Household Income

Housing Options

Two Bedroom      868 Sq. Ft.  $232/month
Three Bedrooms 1152 Sq. Ft. $252/month
Four Bedrooms   1296 Sq. Ft. $268/month

Application Process

1. Pick up an application at the Lakota Funds office in Kyle or download an application here.
2. Return completed application, income verification, and a $10 money order to the Lakota Funds office.
3. All completed applications meeting the eligibility requirements will be placed on the waiting list.

For questions relating to the application process or available housing units contact Darrell Twiss via email at or via telephone at (605) 455-2500.