Housing Authority of Newberry
3589 Grant Avenue
Newberry, Newberry 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 Newberry (HAN) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAN offers two Public Housing communities with 315 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HAN to submit an application in person, located at 3589 Grant Ave, Newberry, SC 29108, between the hours of 9:00 am until 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

The HAN does have a preference, the full list of preferences are on the front page of the application.

For more information, the HAN can be reached by calling (803) 276-1049, between the hours of 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Newberry administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 315 affordable rental units. It also administers 235 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Newberry 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Newberry between Public Housing Units (57%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (43%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of Newberry 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 Newberry scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 69 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Housing Authority of Newberry 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 Newberry manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 68. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Newberry range from a high of 71 to a low of 65.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Newberry portfolio is Bethlehem Comm Project and the lowest scoring property is Julian Grant Homes.

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 Newberry have 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 Newberry.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 1/4/12 Plan
2011 8/1/11 Plan
2010 10/27/09 Plan
2009 11/13/08 Plan
2008 8/14/08 Plan
2007 12/13/06 Plan
2006 12/15/05 Plan
2005 11/23/04 Plan
2004 11/25/03 Plan
2003 1/22/03 Plan
2001 12/4/00 Plan
2000 4/4/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


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