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Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission

217 South Pine Street
Lennox, Lincoln County, South Dakota 57039

Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 25th, 2020, Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission serves Lennox.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Lennox Housing and Redevelopment 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.

Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission Phone: (605) 647-2140.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Lennox, SD is about 20 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, SD.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LHRC to pick up an application, located at 217 South Pine Street, Lennox, SD 57039, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (605) 647-2140 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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 LHRC does not have a preference. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, call the LHRC at (605) 647-2140 or fax the office at (605) 647-1516.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605) 647-2140.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/02/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled 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 Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission (LHRC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled households. The LHRC does not offer a general Public Housing program.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LHRC to pick up a pre-application, located at 217 South Pine Street, Lennox, SD 57039, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 647-2140 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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 LHRC does not have a preference. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, call the LHRC at (605) 647-2140 or fax the office at (605) 647-1516.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605) 647-2140.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

About Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission

Representatives of Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission may be available by phone at (605) 647-2140. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of October 25th, 2020, it is not known if Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 07/02/2018, Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission manages 27 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 Tenant Protection
Vouchers 23 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $627 $393
Monthly Cost $14,412 $785

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lennox Housing and Redevelopment 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 27% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,756 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 3% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $615. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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 Lennox Housing and Redevelopment Commission

Lennox

217 S Pine St
Lennox, South Dakota