OST Partnership for Housing, Inc.

OST Partnership for Housing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on Pine Ridge Reservation established to address the housing shortage on the reservation. Partnership for Housing is dedicated to the goal of alleviating adverse living conditions, particularly the overcrowding of homes, by assisting families to obtain affordable mortgages on the reservation.

Partnership for Housing offers training courses in budgeting, finance/credit issues, the homeownership process, home maintenance, and home ownership responsibilities.

They have also developed the OSTPHS Self-Help Housing Program in which families design, build, and pay for their own homes. These families work together in groups to build the homes, supervised by knowledgeable, experienced construction trainers who guide them through the construction process. Participating families build together in the construction yard in Kyle and their completed homes are then transported to their permanent locations.

OST Partnership for Housing can use multiple tax-deductible donations of any of the items listed below.

Books (Click here for titles)


Tools (to be shared by families who will build their own homes):

  • 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw Kits
  • Compound Miter Saws
  • 90 PSI Air Compressor with Nailer/Stapler
  • Hammers
  • Utility Knives
  • Measuring Tapes
  • Box Levels
  • Framing Squares
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Hand Saws
  • Jig Saws
  • Drywall Screw Guns
  • Drywall Mixers
  • Table Saws
  • Drywall Mud Pans
  • Drywall Knives
  • Drywall T-Squares
  • RotoZip Spiral Saws
  • Drywall Rasps
  • Speed Squares
  • Multi Tool Stripper, Cutter and Crimper
  • Tin Snips
  • Six Foot Ladders
  • Four Foot Ladders

If you’d like to make a monetary contribution, you can send a check or money order made out to OST Partnership for Housing and mail it to the P.O. Box below.

Please ship your donations via


Pinky Clifford
Partnership for Housing
Old Ambulance Building
600 Pine Ridge Avenue
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

U.S. Mail:

Pinky Clifford
OST Partnership for Housing
P. O. Box 3001
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Please do not use Styrofoam packing material. New, large-size trash bags or flattened rolls of toilet paper serve well as padding and are usable.

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