Anderson Housing Authority

1335 E River Street
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina
(864) 260-5120

Anderson Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Anderson, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Anderson Housing Authority serves Anderson.

Other Anderson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Anderson, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the AHA office.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (864) 260-5120.

Last Updated on 12/04/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in September, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the AHA office to submit an application in person.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (864) 260-5120.

Last Updated on 12/04/2018.

About Anderson Housing Authority

More information about Anderson Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.andersonha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/14/2018, it is not known if Anderson Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Anderson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Anderson Housing Authority manages 483 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 477 3 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $400 $252 $482
Monthly Cost $190,773 $757 $1,445

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Anderson Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 19% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,049 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 79% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Anderson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Anderson Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $490. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $172.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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