Housing Authority of Florence
400 E Pine Street
Florence, Florence County, SC

843-669-4163 http://hafsc.org

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Florence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 2nd, 2015.

Please note: The Housing Authority of Florence covers Florence County, SC. This housing authority also manages the Housing Authority of Cheraw, the Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County, and the Housing Authority of Mccoll.

The Housing Authority of Florence (HAF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on June 1, 2015, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in February 2013.

Florence, SC is about 65 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, SC.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

The following documentation is required: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, and income of all members of the household; photo ID of all adult (17+) members of the household; name and address of landlords in the last five years.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the office at (843) 669-4163.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

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

Please note: The Housing Authority of Florence covers Florence County, SC. This housing authority also manages the Housing Authority of Cheraw, the Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County, and the Housing Authority of Mccoll.

The Housing Authority of Florence (HAF) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The HAF offers 12 Public Housing communities with 754 units for families and senior/disabled households.

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the office at (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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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 Florence.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/19/12 Plan
2011 8/26/11 Plan
2010 8/30/10 Plan
2008 7/23/08 Plan
2007 7/31/07 Plan
2006 8/18/06 Plan
2005 8/30/05 Plan
2004 9/1/04 Plan
2003 10/9/03 Plan
2002 9/1/04 Plan
2000 10/10/00 Plan