Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

2106 Mount Pleasant Street, Charleston, SC

There are no open waiting lists offered by Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the South Carolina Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Charleston County, South Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on April 20, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

The waiting list closed about an hour after it opened; once 500 applications were received.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHRA public notice, on April 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 10/18/2021.

Closed: 3 and 4 Bedroom Single-Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) 3 and 4 Bedroom Single-Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day in February, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The CCHRA advertises this program as waiting list as Single-Family Housing. It is important that this term does not get mixed up with single-family households. Single-Family Housing means that the building is used as one dwelling unit for a single household.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Last Updated on 08/01/2019.

Closed: Brighton Place and Joseph Floyd Manor Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Brighton Place and Joseph Floyd Manor Elderly/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted in February, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Last Updated on 08/01/2019.

About Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm

About the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 978 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 954 15 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $704 $780 $611
Monthly Cost $671,919 $11,699 $5,497
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 11% having issued approximately 92 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 52 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $12,653 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

63% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 90% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $642. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $181.

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 Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Single Family Units

2106 Mount Pleasant St
Charleston, South Carolina

Brighton Place

1429 Orleans Rd
Charleston, South Carolina