Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29403

Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Charleston, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Charleston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Charleston County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
3 and 4 Bedroom Single-Family Public Housing Closed
Brighton Place and Joseph Floyd Manor Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 6, 2018 at 9:00 am ET, until 500 applications were submitted. 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.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website.

Last Updated on 10/06/2019.

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

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the 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

More information about Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://cchra.net/.

Representatives of Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (843) 722-1942. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/07/2019, it is not known if Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment 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 Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 1,026 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,010 11 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $580 $841 $487
Monthly Cost $586,229 $9,248 $2,435

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment 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 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 Operated by Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Single Family Units

2106 Mount Pleasant St
Charleston, SC
HCV Welcome

Brighton Place

1429 Orleans Rd
Charleston, SC