4 SuAnne Center Drive, Pine Ridge, SD 57770

(605) 867-5161 info@oslh.org

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program

If you are the head of household (HOH) living on or near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and have an emergency need for rental or utility assistance, you may be eligible for financial relief.

Beginning February 22, 2021, we will begin accepting applications.

Public Notice, August 19, 2021

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program only assists with those who are paying rent to a landlord.

If you are a homeowner and have been previously assisted with our program, we are no longer able to assist you with utilities.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Homeowners may contact the OST Energy Office for assistance at 605-867-5169.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • You are a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and live on or near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
  • You are the head of household.
  • You need financial assistance to pay your rent and/or utilities.

Application Process


Download the application and complete it. Be sure to gather all of the required documentation.


Submit the completed application via fax to 605-867-2007 or drop it off at the district OSLH maintenance office.


We’ll review your application to make sure it is complete.


We’ll pay your landlord or utility company.


If you have questions or would like more information, please call Janelle Price at (605) 867-6348 or (605) 970-7417.