Sioux City Housing Authority

405 6th Street, Room 107
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa 51101

Sioux City Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of January 19th, 2022, Sioux City Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Sioux City Housing Authority serves Sioux City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Sioux City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Sioux City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Sioux City Housing Authority Website:

Sioux City Housing Authority Phone: (712) 279-6980.

Open Until Further Notice: Sioux City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (712)279-6980.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

About Sioux City Housing Authority

More information about Sioux City Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Sioux City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (712) 279-6980. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/19/2022, it is not known if Sioux City Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Sioux City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sioux City Housing Authority manages 1,096 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,012 1 13 20 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $396 $178 $1,162 $274 $160
Monthly Cost $400,526 $178 $15,103 $5,482 $8,012

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sioux City Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 26% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,197 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sioux City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Sioux City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $298 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $464. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.