Summary of Programs
Section 8 Housing Choice VoucherA HUD funded tenant-based program which allows qualifed households to receive rental assistance in the unit of their choice, as long as it meets HUD's Housing Quality Standards. The process is: When an applicant's name reaches the top of the SFHRC waiting list and funding becomes available the applicant will be contacted to complete a formal application to determine if they meet HUD's eligiblity criteria. If they do meet HUD's eligibility criteria. they will be issued a Section 8 "Housing Choice Voucher". The Voucher holder will be allowed sixty (60) days to locate a unit that meets HUD's standards. The rent the landlord is asking must be reasonalbe and the unit must meet HUD's Housing Quality Standards. However, the tenant cannot initially pay more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. The tenant rent is not based on 30% of their monthly adjusted income. Instead, there is a maximum amount of subsidy that will be paid on the tenant's behalf each month, based on a HUD formula. It is the tenant's responsibility to pay the difference between that amount and the rent the landlord is asking for the unit. In most cases the tenant will pay more than 30% of their monthly income for rent and utilities. This assistance goes with the tenant and can be transferred to other states and localities, as long as the tenant does not vacate their rent in violation of the terms of their lease.
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation ProgramApplicants from the waiting list are contacted about available units that have been re-built or remodeled. These units are located in different areas of town. The landlords are responsible for tenant selection. the rent is based on 30% of the tenant's adjusted income. The landlord and tenant are required to sign a one year lease. The rental assistance can not be transferred to another unit when the tenant moves out.
Public Housing ProgramWhen there is a vacancy, applicants from the waiting list are contacted about 3 and 4 bedroom houses owned by Sioux Falls Housing & Redevelopment Commisssion. Theses houses are located in different areas of town. The rent is based on 30% of tenant's adjusted monthly income. The tenant is responsible for paying all utilities except trash collection. Tenants are responsible for lawn maintenance and snow removal.
Greenway ApartmentsGreenway is a 16-unit apartment complex at 3008 E. 26th Street designed specifically for persons who are physically challenged. All apartments are one-bedroom with special accessibility amenities. Applicants from the waiting list will be contacted when there is a vacancy. Housing subsidy is available under the Section 8 New Construction program. The rent is based on 30% of the tenant's adjusted income. All utilities are included in the rent.
South Sycamore EstatesSouth Sycamore Estates is a two year old 16-unit apartment complex located at 2016 & 2020 S. Sycamore Ave. All apartments have two bedrooms. Eight of the apartments have special amenities for persons with physical accessibility needs. Rents are $370 plus electricity and heat. Applicants from the waiting list will be contacted when there is a vacancy.
Other Housing ProgramsOther housing programs administered by Sioux Falls Housing include:
To apply for any of the above programs or for further information contact Sioux Falls Housing & Redevelopment Commission