South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1
460 Church Street
Laurens, Laurens County, SC

864-984-0578 http://www.scrha.net/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 1st, 2015.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1) 
administers individual Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists for the Counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda, SC. 


Please read below for specific information on each county:

Saluda County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Saluda County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit an application at the American Legion Building.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Abbeville County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Abbeville County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the City of Abbeville Civic Center.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

McCormick County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for McCormick County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at Bell Ridge Apartments.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Cherokee County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Cherokee County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at Alman Street Apartments.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Anderson County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Anderson County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the Anderson Civic Center.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Laurens County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Laurens County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the Laurens City Housing Authority.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Edgefield County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Edgefield County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that in September 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the American Legion Building.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Pickens County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Pickens County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in September 2014.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application in Seneca, SC 29678.

The SCRHA1 has identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Oconee County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Oconee County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in September 2014.

To apply, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at 417 Tribble Street, Seneca, SC 29678.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.


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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 1 scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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 No. 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)

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 South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 10/27/11 Plan
2011 10/27/11 Plan
2010 2/3/10 Plan
2008 1/2/08 Plan
2007 11/7/06 Plan
2006 12/15/05 Plan
2005 11/23/04 Plan
2004 10/23/03 Plan
2002 10/23/03 Plan
2001 12/7/00 Plan
2000 5/19/00 Plan