Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission
1220 Cedar Street #113
Sturgis, Meade County, SD

605-347-3384

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission (MCHRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Meade County, SD is about 50 miles northeast of Rapid City, SD.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MCHR to pick up an application, located at 1220 Cedar St. # 113, Sturgis, SD 57785, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, Social Security cards, proof of all income, bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the MCHR can be reached by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 31st, 2015.

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment (MCHR) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: The MCHR does not offer Public Housing for families.

The MCHR offers one Public Housing community with 79 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MCHR to pick up a pre-application, located at 1220 Cedar St., # 113, Sturgis, SD 57785, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the MCHR at (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 79 affordable rental units. It also administers 245 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in South Dakota, Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission has a larger 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, Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission 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 2001 and a low score of 92 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Dakota is 78.23.

Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission 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)

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 Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 2/9/11 Plan
2010 3/10/10 Plan
2008 4/2/08 Plan
2007 4/26/07 Plan
2006 1/11/06 Plan
2005 3/11/05 Plan
2004 4/1/04 Plan
2003 6/3/03 Plan
2001 8/21/01 Plan
2000 8/9/00 Plan