Aberdeen Housing Authority
2222 3rd Avenue SE
Aberdeen, Brown County, SD

605-225-9095 http://aberdeenhousing.com/index.html

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Aberdeen Housing Authority's (Aberdeen, South Dakota) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open and accepting applications.

Applications must be completed on paper.  Here is a link to the application form:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/documents/Pre-App_014.docx.  Print it out, complete the form and either drop it off at the housing authority office or mail it. Applications can be dropped off Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  The Aberdeen Housing Authority is at 310 S. Roosevelt Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401.

Applications may also be submitted by email or faxed to (605) 225-8220.

The Aberdeen South Dakota Section 8 waiting list has several local preferences including local residency, elderly/disabled, families, victims of domestic violence and victims of a natural disaster.

The housing authority website has a very good Frequently Asked Questions page with info about their program here:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/faq.html.  The Section 8 Voucher page on the Aberdeen Housing Authority website is also very good here:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/section_8_voucher.html.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Aberdeen Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 100 affordable rental units. It also administers 503 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Aberdeen Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Aberdeen Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in South Dakota, Aberdeen Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in South Dakota.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Aberdeen Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Dakota is 78.23.

Aberdeen Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average South Dakota 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Aberdeen Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 83. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, The Homestead has a passing score.

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

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 Aberdeen Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/5/11 Plan
2011 12/24/10 Plan
2010 1/19/10 Plan
2008 10/18/07 Plan
2007 10/25/06 Plan
2006 11/4/05 Plan
2005 11/29/04 Plan
2004 12/12/03 Plan
2003 12/23/02 Plan
2002 4/3/02 Plan
2001 2/6/01 Plan
2000 7/21/00 Plan

1

Public Housing Projects

100

Public Housing Units

503

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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