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Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision

301 W Pleasant Drive
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota 57501

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

The Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision serves Hughes County and Stanley County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision 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.

Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision Phone: (605) 773-7425.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Pierre, SD is about 170 miles east of Rapid City, SD.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the PHRC office to pick up an application, located at 301 W Pleasant Drive, Pierre, SD 57501, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (605) 773-7425 during normal office hours.


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, or families with children.

For more information, call the PHRC at (605) 773-7425 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605)773-7425.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

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

The PHRC offers one Public Housing community with 50 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 301 W Pleasant Drive, Pierre, SD 57501, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 773-7425 during normal office hours.
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, or families with children.

For more information, call the PHRC office at (605) 773-7425 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (605)773-7425.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

About Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision

Representatives of Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision may be available by phone at (605) 773-7425. 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 Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision 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 Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision manages 154 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 142 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $427 $551
Monthly Cost $60,600 $6,607

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision

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 15% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,819 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 91% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

32% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

65% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision voucher holders in 2016 was $344 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $450. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.



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 Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commision

Pierre Housing

301 W Pleasant Dr
Pierre, South Dakota