Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority
2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Charleston, Charleston County, SC

843-722-1942 http://www.cchra.net/cchra/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 3rd, 2015.

The Charleston Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CHRA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 399 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,079 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in South Carolina.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority scored an average of 83 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2007 and a low score of 68 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority has an average score that is more than the average South Carolina housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/26/12 Plan
2011 6/2/11 Plan
2010 6/23/10 Plan
2009 7/1/09 Plan
2008 6/23/08 Plan
2007 6/14/07 Plan
2006 7/18/06 Plan
2005 11/17/05 Plan
2004 8/3/04 Plan
2003 11/14/03 Plan
2000 2/13/01 Plan