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Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission

24 W Kemp Avenue
Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota 57201

Watertown 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, Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Watertown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission serves Watertown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Watertown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Watertown 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.

Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission Website: http://www.watertownhousingauthority.org.

Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission Phone: (605) 886-7731.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Watertown, SD is about 100 miles north of Sioux Falls, SD.

Please note: The current wait time for a voucher is approximately 10 months.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WHRC to pick up an application, located at 24 W Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 605-886-7731 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 these documents with your application: birth certificates, and Social Security cards for all members of the household.

The WHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, and working families.

For more information, the WHRC can be reached by calling 605-886-7731 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)886-2867.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2018.

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

The WHRC offers one Public Housing community with 85 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the WHRC to pick up a pre-application, located at 24 W Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (605) 886-2867 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 these documents with your application: Birth certificates, and Social Security Cards for all members of the household.

The WHRC does have a preference for: elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, or working families.

For more information, call the WHRC at (605) 886-2867 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)886-2867.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2015.

About Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission

More information about Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission can be found on its website at http://www.watertownhousingauthority.org.

Representatives of Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission may be available by phone at (605) 886-7731. 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 Watertown 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 Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission manages 158 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 157 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $367 $533
Monthly Cost $57,647 $533

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Watertown Housing and Redevelopment Commission

6 1st St SW

6 1st St SW
Watertown, South Dakota