About Sioux City Housing Authority

The Sioux City Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Sioux City Housing Authority serves Sioux City.

Sioux City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Sioux City Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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 https://www.waitlistcheck.com/application/form.php?ID=IA2400%20 ; 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 AssistanceCheck.com 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.

Last Updated on 03/01/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Sioux City Housing Authority manages 1,202 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,081 1 31 17 22 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $323 $194 $417 $793 $319 $142
Monthly Cost $348,826 $194 $12,920 $13,476 $7,007 $7,114

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.


Affordable Apartments near Sioux City Housing Authority

4236 Hickory Ln
Shire Apartments is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Sioux City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Project Based Rental Assistance
2627 S Rustin St
Morning Hills Apartments is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community in Sioux City.
610 13th Street#76
Castle on the Hill - 610 13th Street is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Sioux City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sioux City.
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