About Aberdeen Housing Authority

The Aberdeen Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

The Aberdeen Housing Authority serves the state of South Dakota.

Aberdeen Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Aberdeen Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Persons with Disabilities. Families with Children.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

Aberdeen Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

Applications must be completed on paper.  Here is a link to the application form:  http://aberdeenhousing.com/documents/Pre-App_014.docx.  Print it out, complete the form and either 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.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Aberdeen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Aberdeen Housing Authority manages 416 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 397 5 4 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $327 $287 $311 $908
Monthly Cost $129,776 $1,437 $1,245 $9,075

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.