Housing Authority of Anderson
1335 E River Street
Anderson, Anderson County, SC


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Anderson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Anderson Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 2nd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Anderson (HAA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families.

Please note: Only the three and four bedroom waiting list is open at this time.

The HAA offers three Public Housing communities with 277 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HAA to submit an application in person, located at 1335 E River St, Anderson, SC 29624, on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am until 12:14 pm, and 1:30 pm until 3:45 pm.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, social security print out if applicable, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the HAA can be reached by calling (864) 260-5120 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Anderson administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 277 affordable rental units. It also administers 500 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Anderson 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 Housing Authority of Anderson between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of Anderson 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, Housing Authority of Anderson scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 88 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Housing Authority of Anderson 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 Housing Authority of Anderson.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/15/11 Plan
2011 11/15/11 Plan
2010 1/4/10 Plan
2009 1/6/09 Plan
2008 10/25/07 Plan
2007 11/8/06 Plan
2006 11/8/05 Plan
2005 11/18/04 Plan
2004 10/23/03 Plan
2003 10/24/02 Plan
2002 10/23/03 Plan
2001 12/5/00 Plan
2000 7/5/00 Plan