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Anderson Housing Authority

1335 E River Street
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina 29624

Anderson Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Anderson Housing Authority serves Anderson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Anderson, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
2-Bedroom, Public Housing Closed

Other Anderson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Anderson Housing Authority Website:

Anderson Housing Authority Phone: (864) 260-5120.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 18, 2020, the Anderson Housing Authority website says:

"In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) will implement its Emergency Preparedness Plan, effective March 18, 2020. Public access to the AHA office is closed until further notice. Please feel free to call us at 864-260-5120 or use our drop box for any communication.

AHA employees will continue to operate during regular business hours. You will be contacted by phone or mail for any re-certifications or necessary communication about your renewals. Key staff members' email addresses are listed with a link on the About Us page if you need to contact via email. Please note that RENT must still be paid on time in accordance with your lease agreement.

Thank you for understanding. For more information about ways you can help fight against the spread of COVID-19, visit"

Closed: Anderson, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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: 2-Bedroom, Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on November 26, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless and living with the Salvation Army.
  • Veteran.
  • Displaced by Government Action: The city has destroyed your house.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

According to the AHA representative, as of November, 2019, the wait time for this waiting list is approximately six months to one year.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the AHA, and the AHA website, as of November 21, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anderson, South Carolina. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 11/27/2019.

About Anderson Housing Authority

More information about Anderson Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Anderson Housing Authority may be available by phone at (864) 260-5120. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/17/2021, it is not known if Anderson Housing Authority is either absorbing 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Anderson Housing Authority manages 452 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 451 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $453 $424
Monthly Cost $204,319 $424

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Anderson Housing Authority

Caldwell Fortson Jeffers

1000 S Towers St
Anderson, South Carolina