Housing Authority of Florence
400 E Pine Street Florence, South Carolina 29506

843-669-4163

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Florence administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 12 projects which contain 754 affordable rental units. It also administers 772 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Florence is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Housing Authority of Florence between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of Florence has a larger 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, Housing Authority of Florence scored an average of 101 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2002 and a low score of 96 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Housing Authority of Florence 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.

Housing Authority of Florence manages 10 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 85. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Florence range from a high of 96 to a low of 77.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Florence portfolio is Waverly and the lowest scoring property is Parkview Plaza.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Florence 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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12

Public Housing Projects

754

Public Housing Units

772

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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