South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1
460 Church Street
Laurens, Laurens County, SC

864-984-0578

Waiting List Status: Opening Soon


No applications will be taken for Anderson and Cherokee Counties as the waiting lists for these counties are already extensive.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 will be opening the Section 8 waiting list for multiple counties from August 4, 2014 to September 16, 2014.  The following is the waiting list application acceptance info.

McCormick County: Monday, August 4, 2014 from 9am to 12pm at  the Bell Ridge Apartments, 101 Charles Pl, McCormick, SC.

Abbeville County: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 9am to 12pm at the City of Abbeville Civic Center, 404 N Main Street Abbeville, SC.

Saluda County: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 9am to 12pm at the American Legion Building, 108 Rudolph Street, Saluda, SC.

Laurens, County: Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9am to 12pm and then from 2pm to 3:30pm at Laurens City Housing 218 Independence Ave. Laurens, SC.

Edgefield County: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 9am to 12pm at the American Legion Building, 108 Rudolph Street, Saluda, SC.

Oconee County: Thursday, September 9, 2014 from 9am to12pm and them from 2pm to 3:30pm at 417 Tribble Street, Seneca, SC.

Pickens County: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 9am to 12pm and then from 2pm to 3:30pm at 417 Tribble Street, Seneca, SC.

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Public Housing Projects

1,323

Public Housing Units

1,653

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

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South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1
460 Church Street
Laurens, Laurens County, SC

864-984-0578

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 1,323 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,653 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 between Public Housing Units (44%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (56%) to that of all housing authorities in South Carolina, South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 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, South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 scored an average of 87 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 45 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in South Carolina is 81.31.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 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.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 manages 7 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 range from a high of 94 to a low of 88.

The highest scoring property in the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 portfolio is Washington Rd Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Second St/sixth St Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 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. South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 owns and manages 1323 public housing units in 8 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for South Carolina Regional Housing Authority 1 is $281.00 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)