Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

1805 W. Fulton St., Suite 101
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 57702

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

The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission serves Fall River County, Pennington County and Martin.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Pennington County, SD is about 60 miles east of Rapid City, SD.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the PHRC to pick up an application, located at 1805 West Fulton St., Suite 101, Rapid City, SD 57702, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm MDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download the online application here, then print and complete.

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 PHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, working families, and veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the PHRC website at http://www.pchrc.com, or by calling 605-394-5350, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6053945350.

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 Pennington Housing and Redevelopment Commission (PHRC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The PHRC offers four Public Housing communities with 500 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the PHRC office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1805 West Fulton St., Suite 101, Rapid City, SD 57702, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm MDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
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 PHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, working families, and veterans.

For more information, visit the PHRC website, or call the PHRC office at (605) 394-5350 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6053945350.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

About Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

More information about Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission can be found on its website at http://www.pchrc.com/.

Representatives of Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission may be available by phone at (605) 394-5350. 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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment 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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission manages 1,289 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 Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 997 8 3 123 158
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $437 $692 $403 $417
Monthly Cost $508,199 $3,496 $2,075 $49,514 $65,904

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pennington 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 19% having issued approximately 66 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 23 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 $11,523 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

42% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

46% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 41% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 26% 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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $633. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $128.



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 Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

Jackson Heights Valley V.

1805 W Fulton St
Rapid City, South Dakota

Sheridan Queen Heights

309 Doolittle St
Rapid City, South Dakota