South Dakota Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Burke Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Kennebec Housing & Redevelopment CommissionOpen
De Smet Housing & Redevelopment CommissionOpen
City of Lennox Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Madison Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Howard Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
City of Mitchell Housing And Redevolpment CommissionOpen
Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Parker Housing & Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Lake Andes Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Hot Springs Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Wessington Springs Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Martin Housing & Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Murdo Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Lake Norden Housing And Redevelopment CommissionNot Open
Lemmon Housing & Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Volga Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Aberdeen Housing AuthorityOpen
Pierre Housing & Redevelopment CommisionOpen
Miller Housing & Redevelopment CommisionOpen
Canton Housing & Redevopment CommissionNot Open
Webster Housing And Redevelopment CommisionNot Open
Watertown Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Pennington County Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen
Meade County Housing And Redevelopment CommissionOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In South Dakota, 26 Public Housing Authorities operate 1,647 public housing rental units in 29 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In South Dakota, out of 26 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 10 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 16 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.