SC Regional Housing Authority No 3
Ellenton
Barnwell, Barnwell County, SC

803-259-3588

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9

Public Housing Projects

781

Public Housing Units

572

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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SC Regional Housing Authority No 3
Ellenton
Barnwell, Barnwell County, SC

803-259-3588

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 9 projects which contain 781 affordable rental units. It also administers 572 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 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 SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 between Public Housing Units (58%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (42%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 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, SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 78 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 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.

SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 manages 8 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 88. The scores for properties managed by SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 range from a high of 97 to a low of 68.

The highest scoring property in the SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 portfolio is Hardeeville and the lowest scoring property is Orangeburg St Paul.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 owns and manages 781 public housing units in 9 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for SC Regional Housing Authority No 3 is $177.00 compared to the state average of $266.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of South Carolina ranges from a low of $177.00 to a high of $408.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 SC Regional Housing Authority No 3.

Approved Plan PDF Document
6/22/11 Plan
6/23/10 Plan
6/26/09 Plan
6/11/08 Plan
5/25/07 Plan
8/14/06 Plan
8/15/05 Plan
8/4/04 Plan
10/6/03 Plan
8/4/04 Plan
11/1/00 Plan