Aberdeen Housing Authority

2222 3rd Avenue SE
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota 57401

Aberdeen Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Aberdeen, South Dakota that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Aberdeen Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Aberdeen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Aberdeen Housing Authority serves Brown County, Day County, Marshall County, McPherson County and Roberts County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Aberdeen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Aberdeen Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Aberdeen 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Aberdeen Housing Authority's (Aberdeen, South Dakota) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open and accepting applications.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down and click the link titled "Apply Now."

Once the application has been completed, drop it off at the housing authority office or mail it. Applications can be dropped off Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  The Aberdeen Housing Authority is at 310 S. Roosevelt Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401.

Applications may also be submitted by email or faxed to (605) 225-8220.

The Aberdeen South Dakota Section 8 waiting list has several local preferences including local residency, elderly/disabled, families, victims of domestic violence and victims of a natural disaster.

The housing authority website has a very good Frequently Asked Questions page with info about their program here:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/faq.html.  The Section 8 Voucher page on the Aberdeen Housing Authority website is also very good here:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/section_8_voucher.html.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6052259095.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Aberdeen Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The AHA offers one Public Housing community with 100 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
  2. Visit the AHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 310 S. Roosevelt Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm CDT, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.  

The AHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: local residency, elderly/disabled, families with children, victims of domestic violence and victims of a natural disaster.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the AHA office at (605) 225-9095 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6052259095.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

About Aberdeen Housing Authority

More information about Aberdeen Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://aberdeenhousing.com/index.html.

Representatives of Aberdeen Housing Authority may be available by phone at (605) 225-9095. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Aberdeen Housing Authority manages 387 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 371 7 3 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $354 $259 $305 $1,069
Monthly Cost $131,286 $1,815 $916 $6,414

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Aberdeen 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 27% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,267 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, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Aberdeen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Aberdeen Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $431. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Aberdeen Housing Authority

The Homestead

2222 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, South Dakota