Housing Authority of Bennettsville
253 Fletcher Street
Bennettsville, Marlboro County, SC


Section 8 HCV 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of Bennettsville (HAB) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAB offers one Public Housing community with 154 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HAB to submit an application in person, located at 253 Fletcher St., Bennettsville, SC 29512, between the hours of 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, on the second and third Tuesday of the month.

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

The HAB does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time received.

For more information, the HAB can be reached by calling (843) 479-3857, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Bennettsville administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 154 affordable rental units. It also administers 64 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Bennettsville is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Bennettsville between Public Housing Units (71%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (29%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of Bennettsville 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 Bennettsville scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 84 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Housing Authority of Bennettsville 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Housing Authority of Bennettsville manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 81. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Westwood Park has a passing score.

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

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 Bennettsville.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/25/12 Plan
2011 5/20/11 Plan
2010 5/18/10 Plan
2009 5/1/09 Plan
2008 4/24/08 Plan
2007 6/7/07 Plan
2006 6/28/06 Plan
2005 6/16/05 Plan
2004 8/4/04 Plan
2003 6/12/03 Plan
2002 8/4/04 Plan
2001 5/31/01 Plan
2000 8/22/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


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