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City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission

200 E 15th Avenue
Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota 57301

City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 28th, 2020, City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Davidson and Hanson County, South Dakota Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission serves Davison County and Hanson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Davidson and Hanson County, South Dakota Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission Phone: (605) 996-6811.

Open Until Further Notice: Davidson and Hanson County, South Dakota Housing and Redevelopment Commission 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 City of Mitchell Housing and Redevelopment Commission (CMHRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Mitchell, SD is about 70 miles west of Sioux Falls, SD.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the CMHRC office to pick up an application, located at 200 E 15th Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (605) 996-6811 during normal office hours.


Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The CMHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, or handicapped individuals.

For more information, call the CMHRC at (605) 996-6811 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605)996-6811.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

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 City of Mitchell Housing and Redevelopment Commission (CMHRC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The CMHRC does not have a Public Housing program for families.

The CMHRC offers one Public Housing Community with 112 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the CMHRC to pick up a pre-application, located at 200 E 15th Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 996-6811 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The CMHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, or handicapped individuals.

For more information, call the CMHRC at (605) 996-6811 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605)996-6811.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

About City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission

Representatives of City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission may be available by phone at (605) 996-6811. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/28/2020, it is not known if City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission 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 City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission manages 70 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 70
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $324
Monthly Cost $22,690

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission

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 4% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 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 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,626 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

59% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 21% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 City of Mitchell Housing and Redevolpment Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $346 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $292. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



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.