Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission
1805 W. Fulton St., Suite 101
Rapid City, Pennington County, SD

605-394-5350 http://www.pchrc.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Pennington 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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission (PCHRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Pennington County, SD is about 60 miles east of Rapid City, SD.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the PHRC to pick up an application, located at 1805 West Fulton St., Suite 101, Rapid City, SD 57702, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm MDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download the online application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The PHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, working families, and veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the PHRC website at http://www.pchrc.com, or by calling 605-394-5350, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Pennington Housing and Redevelopment Commission (PHRC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The PHRC offers four Public Housing communities with 500 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the PHRC office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1805 West Fulton St., Suite 101, Rapid City, SD 57702, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm MDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The PHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, working families, and veterans.

For more information, visit the PHRC website, or call the PHRC office at (605) 394-5350 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 500 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,329 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in South Dakota, Pennington 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, Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission 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 2008 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Dakota is 78.23.

Pennington 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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/24/12 Plan
2011 2/7/11 Plan
2010 3/22/10 Plan
2008 2/21/08 Plan
2007 2/23/07 Plan
2006 2/24/06 Plan
2005 1/24/05 Plan
2004 2/4/04 Plan
2003 2/10/03 Plan
2002 2/5/02 Plan
2001 2/9/01 Plan
2000 6/7/00 Plan