Housing Authority of Lake City
398 N Matthews Road, Lake City, South Carolina 29560

843-374-3541

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Lake City 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, Housing Authority of Lake City 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 Housing Authority of Lake City between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, Housing Authority of Lake City 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 Lake City scored an average of 81 points. 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.

Housing Authority of Lake City 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 (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 Lake City manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 88. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Lake City range from a high of 89 to a low of 86.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Lake City portfolio is Matthews/s. Ron Mcnair and the lowest scoring property is Durant Drive.

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 Lake City have a passing score.

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

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.

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3

Public Housing Projects

299

Public Housing Units

311

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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