About Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission serves Pennington County, Rapid City, Hill City, New Underwood, Keystone and Wall.

Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Veterans. Working/Employed. Persons with Disabilities.

  • 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.

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

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

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.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission manages 1,282 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 994 8 7 113 160
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $488 $403 $539 $417 $397
Monthly Cost $485,544 $3,226 $3,773 $47,125 $63,533

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 Operated by Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

1805 W Fulton St
Jackson Heights Valley V. is a 323 unit low income housing apartment community in Rapid City.
309 Doolittle St
Sheridan Queen Heights is a 177 unit low income housing apartment community in Rapid City.
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Affordable Apartments near Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission

5635 Meadow Ridge Drive
Meadow Ridge Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Rapid City. Rents at Meadow 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 Rapid City.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
1158 Anamosa St
Rapid Creek is a 54 unit low income housing apartment community in Rapid City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Rapid City.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
110 Denver St
Denver Terrace Apartments is a 34 unit low income housing apartment community in Rapid City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance