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

The Fall River County, Pennington County, and the City of Martin, South Dakota 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
Fall River County, Pennington County, and the City of Martin, South Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Pennington County 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.

Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Website: http://www.pchrc.com/.

Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission Phone: (605) 394-5350.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that these waiting lists are still open. As of March 30, 2020, the website says:

"The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Commission administration lobby is closed to walk-in traffic effective immediately. Program staff will continue to work with you by telephone, email, or first-class mail. To contact staff or request maintenance work, please call 605-394-5350."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Fall River County, Pennington County, and the City of Martin, South Dakota 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

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

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • If Head, Co-Head or Spouse is a veteran or widow of a veteran.

For more information, visit the PHRC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fall River County, Pennington County, and the City of Martin, South Dakota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605) 394-5350.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/31/2020.

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 County Housing and Redevelopment Commission (PCHRC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2015, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • If Head, Co-Head or Spouse is a veteran or widow of a veteran.

For more information, visit the PHRC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605) 394-5350.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/31/2020.

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 10/25/2020, 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 1,321 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 Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,035 8 3 120 155
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $499 $456 $692 $419 $410
Monthly Cost $516,331 $3,646 $2,075 $50,308 $63,494

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