Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill
467 South Wilson Street
Rock Hill, York County, SC

803-324-3060 http://rhha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on December 3rd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill (HACRH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in December 2015, and prior to that for one day in May 2015.

Rock Hill, SC is about 70 miles north of Columbia, SC.

There were four ways to apply in 2015

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the HACRH office from November 16, 2015 until December 1, 2015.
  2. Call the HACRH office to request a pre-application be mailed to you.
  3. Mail a request to the HACRH office to have a pre-application be mailed to you.
  4. Send a request on the online HACRH contact form to have a pre-application be mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Dropped off at the Cherry Park enclosed shelter on December 3, 2015.
  2. Mailed to the HACRH office by December 1, 2015. Pre-applications must have been postmarked by this date, or it was not accepted.
The following preferences were identified: Voucher holders whose assistance was terminated due to insufficient funding, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher holders who have had their voucher for at least one year and request to change to the HCV program, live or work in Rock Hill.

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.

For more information, visit the HACRH website, or call the office at (803) 324-3060.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 13th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill (HACRH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households, until November 13, 2015.


The HACRH offers three Public Housing communities with 369 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HACRH, located at 467 S. Wilson St., Rock Hill, SC, on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am ET for a pre-application session. The application session can last a few hours.

The following documentation is required: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present at the session.

The following preferences have been identified: Live/work in Rock Hill.

For more information, visit the HACRH website, or call the office at (803) 324-3060.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 369 affordable rental units. It also administers 500 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill 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 the City of Rock Hill between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill 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 the City of Rock Hill scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2004 and a low score of 74 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill 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 the City of Rock Hill.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 10/26/11 Plan
2011 10/26/11 Plan
2010 11/3/09 Plan
2009 10/8/08 Plan
2008 10/22/07 Plan
2007 11/6/06 Plan
2006 10/6/05 Plan
2005 12/1/04 Plan
2004 11/25/03 Plan
2003 1/22/03 Plan
2001 1/10/01 Plan
2000 5/19/00 Plan