Lake City Housing Authority
398 N Matthews Road
Lake City, Florence County, SC


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lake City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 21st, 2015.

The Lake City Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lake City, SC is about 25 miles south of Florence, SC.

To apply, prospective applicants must have completed the online pre-application.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the LCHA at (843) 374-3541, from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and on Wednesdays from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm.

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 : Open

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Lake City (HACLC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACLC offers three Public Housing communities with 299 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, follow this link to apply online.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the HACLC website at, or by calling 843-374-3541 between the hours of 7:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Tuesday, and Wednesday-Friday from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lake City Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 299 affordable rental units. It also administers 311 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lake City Housing Authority 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 Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lake City Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Lake City Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Lake City Housing Authority scored an average of 81 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2006 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

Lake City Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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 (, 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 Lake City Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/29/12 Plan
2011 10/19/11 Plan
2010 5/18/10 Plan
2009 6/10/09 Plan
2008 6/2/08 Plan
2007 8/16/07 Plan
2006 7/18/06 Plan
2005 7/7/05 Plan
2004 5/27/04 Plan
2003 7/2/03 Plan
2002 5/27/04 Plan
2000 7/11/00 Plan