Who can apply for Public Housing? Families must meet the following five eligibility criteria for admission to these programs: Family Status, Income Eligibility, Citizenship/Eligibility Status, Social Security Number Documentation, and Consent Form Signature.
Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission has 8 family homes. These homes are two (2) and three (3) bedrooms. In order to qualify for a family home, an applicant must fit the definition of “family” as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD defines family as: A family includes but is not limited to: 1. A family with or without children (the temporary absence of a child from the home due to placement in foster care shall not be considered in determining family composition and family size); 2. An elderly family; 3. A near-elderly family; 4. A disabled family; 5. A displaced family; 6. The remaining member of a tenant family; and 7. A single person who is not an elderly or displaced person, or a person with disabilities, or the remaining member of a tenant family. [24 CFR 5.403]
Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission also has three (3) apartment complexes, with seventy one (71) one (1) bedroom units and ten (10) two bedroom units, which are designated Elderly and/or Disabled complexes. This means that preference is given to individuals who are either Elderly, Disabled, or both. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development defines an elderly family as: 1. A family (as defined in 24 CFR 5.403) whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. 2. It may include two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together, or 3. One or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development defines a disabled family as:
Families of two or more persons the head of which (or his or her spouse) is a person with disabilities (handicapped) 1 ;
The surviving member or members of any family described in paragraph (1) of this definition living in a unit assisted under 24 CFR 891, subpart E (Section 202 loans) with the deceased member of the family at the time of his or her death;
A single person with disabilities (handicapped person) 1 over the age of 18; or
Two or more persons with disabilities (handicapped person)1 living together, or one or more such persons living with another person who is determined by HUD, based upon a licensed physician's certificate provided by the family, to be essential to their care or well-being. [24 CFR 891.505]
Current guidelines that would automatically render an applicant ineligible would include but are not limited to:
A Prior conviction of Methamphetamine use or production in a Federally Assisted Housing Program. Conviction requiring an individual to register as a lifetime sex offender. Eviction or Termination from a Federally Assisted Housing Program within the past five (5) years. Individuals or Families who are above the income threshold as set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applicants who submit incomplete or fraudulent information on the application. Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment Commission may have additional guidelines set which would automatically render an applicant ineligible for Housing. Please confer with a member of the Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission staff for additional information.
How do I apply?
Complete all sections of the Application. Please be sure to sign and date all necessary pages.
Completed applications will be time stamped upon receipt. Dependent upon vacancies, you may be placed on the waitlist.
Placement on the waitlist depends upon the approval of your application and your preference status such as size of unit required, family status (elderly, disabled, etc.), etc. If you would like more information regarding the Tenant Selection Plan please inquire at the Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment Commission office located at 123 E Chestnut St.
If you are placed on the waitlist and your contact information or financial situation changes, you are responsible for contacting the Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment Commission Management Office to update said information. Waitlists are updated Bi-Annually, if you are determined to be ineligible at the time of update, you will be notified by mail.
All adult applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Applicants will be subject to prior landlord verification.
You may mail or bring applications to:
Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment Commission
123 E Chestnut St. Sisseton, SD 57262
Applications may also be faxed to: (605)698-4225 Attn: Housing Specialist.