Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29403
(843) 722-1942

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), and Public Housing programs.

Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Charleston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Charleston County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
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

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in February 2018. 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.

It is not known if there were any preferences, or how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website, or call the office at (843) 722-1942.

Last Updated on 02/05/2018.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The 3-4 Bedroom waiting list was last open for one day in February 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website, or call the office at (843) 722-1942.

Last Updated on 02/05/2018.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) is not accepting Elderly/Disabled Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

For more information, visit the CCHRA website, or call the office at (843) 722-1942.

Last Updated on 02/05/2018.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, 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 1,065 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 1,050 10 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $603 $973 $737
Monthly Cost $633,248 $9,731 $3,684

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
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