Sioux City Housing Authority
405 6th Street, Room 107
Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Sioux City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on March 1st, 2016.

The Sioux City Housing Authority (IA) has opened their waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and currently accepting applications; no closing date has been identified.

Applications are being accepted online only at ; available in English and Spanish. You can use your smart phone to apply.

The wait list is chosen by date and time they are received at the Housing Authority's office. You can check your status at within 2 business days. Applicants eligible for an admission preference may be served sooner.

If you don't have access to a personal computer and/or internet access, Sioux City Public Libraries have both for you to use to complete the online application.

You could also bring your own laptop or smart phone and utilize public Wi-Fi at most local fast food restaurants and retail stores.

Preferences will be given to applicants residing or employed within the city limits of Sioux City.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Sioux City Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,200 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Sioux City Housing Authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Sioux City Housing Authority is among the 31% of Iowa housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Sioux City Housing Authority scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 96 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Iowa is 82.79.

Sioux City Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Iowa housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Sioux City Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/29/12 Plan
2011 6/17/11 Plan
2009 6/15/09 Plan
2008 5/22/08 Plan
2007 6/4/07 Plan
2006 6/6/06 Plan
2005 5/26/05 Plan
2004 7/8/04 Plan
2003 6/27/03 Plan
2002 5/23/02 Plan
2001 7/5/01 Plan
2000 8/21/00 Plan