Austin Claeys

Affordable Housing Finance Manager

Austin focuses on tax credit projects and works to fill out applications from start to finish. He coordinates and administers the affordable housing compliance process with owners, financial lenders and syndicators through the application processes, loan/equity closing, construction closing and occupancy stabilization. He is passionate about helping rural communities in South Dakota grow and thrive by providing affordable housing options.

Professional Passion

Austin enjoys developing relationships with local nonprofits and community members he work with.

Personal Interests

He enjoys golfing, camping, hunting, bowling, snowboarding and snowmobiling in his free time.

Best Part of My Job

Helping people achieve their goals and developing relationships with coworkers and nonprofits.


South Dakota State University – Education and Human Sciences and Family Financial Management