Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth
2106 Mt. Pleasant Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

843-722-1942

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth 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 Co Hsg & Redev Auth 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 Co Hsg & Redev Auth between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth 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 Co Hsg & Redev Auth scored an average of 83 points. 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 Co Hsg & Redev Auth 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 62. The scores for properties managed by Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth range from a high of 73 to a low of 50.

The highest scoring property in the Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth portfolio is Brighton Place and the lowest scoring property is Joseph Floyd Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Charleston Co Hsg & Redev Auth have a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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3

Public Housing Projects

399

Public Housing Units

1,079

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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