About Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Sturgis, South Dakota.

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission serves Meade County, Sturgis, Box Elder and Faith.

Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment (MCHR) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The MCHR does not offer Public Housing for families.

The MCHR offers one Public Housing community with 79 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MCHR to pick up a pre-application, located at 1220 Cedar St., # 113, Sturgis, SD 57785, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the MCHR at (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission (MCHRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Meade County, SD is about 50 miles northeast of Rapid City, SD.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MCHR to pick up an application, located at 1220 Cedar St. # 113, Sturgis, SD 57785, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, Social Security cards, proof of all income, bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.


For more information, the MCHR can be reached by calling (605) 347-3384 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission manages 225 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 188 1 36
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $364 $1,307 $343
Monthly Cost $68,402 $1,307 $12,342

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Meade County 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 8% having issued approximately 26 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 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,277 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 90% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $515. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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 Meade County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

1900 Ellen St
Butte Ridge Apartments is a 112 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Sturgis. Rents at Butte Ridge Apartments are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sturgis.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing HOME
2340 East Avenue
Heritage Acres III is a 34 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Sturgis. Rents at Heritage Acres III are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sturgis.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing HOME
211 3rd Ave E
Countryside Apartments is a 18 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Faith. Rents at Countryside Apartments are Income Based.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance