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Findings by the Augustana Research Institute

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The Augustana Research Institute (ARI) provides cross-sector measurement, analysis and knowledge management research for communities and organizations throughout the region.

  • Full Report: 2021 Sioux Falls Housing Needs Assessment
    • This report is a 5-year update to ARI's 2016 housing needs assessment for Sioux Falls. Commissioned by the City of Sioux Falls, this report provides updated information about population patterns, housing needs, and recommendations for meeting housing needs.




  • Full Report: Kid Link Riverside
    • This report summarizes research conducted to inform the development of Sioux Falls Thrive’s Kid Link Riverside Initiative, which is intended to support children attending Laura B. Anderson Elementary (LBA).


  • Full ReportOneRoof pilot program
    • This report presents the results of an evaluation of the OneRoof pilot program. OneRoof is a housing program developed by the Thrive Housing Action Team and the Community Outreach. The program helps families secure housing and resolve financial instability by pairing them with a Genesis mentor (a Community Outreach mentoring program) and offering property owners access to a rent and damage guarantee to cover OneRoof participants.



  • Full ReportCommunity Collaboration to Confront Homelessness
    • This report presents the results of a study commissioned by Minnehaha County and the City of Sioux Falls to provide information necessary to define the mission and vision of the Homeless Advisory Board (HAB) and to identify key research questions and ongoing needs for data tracking and analysis.


  • Full ReportThrive 2018 Food Security Report
    • This report documents retail and charitable food assets available in the Sioux Falls community — particularly those serving school-age children and their families — and it describes the ways in which Sioux Falls residents experience food insecurity.


  • Full ReportBright Futures 2018 Program Evaluation.
    • The Bright Futures program is a transitional housing program for homeless families with children and is a joint effort of Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP), Sioux Falls Community Development (City of Sioux Falls) and the Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission.