Georgetown Housing Authority

1 Lincoln Street
Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina 29440

Georgetown Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 9th, 2021, Georgetown Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Georgetown Housing Authority serves Georgetown County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Georgetown County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Georgetown Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Georgetown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During 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.

Georgetown Housing Authority Website: https://www.gtownhousing.org/.

Georgetown Housing Authority Phone: (843) 546-9621.

Open Until Further Notice: Georgetown County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays only, from November 3, 2020 at 9:00 am, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, applications will be taken on Tuesdays at the GHA front office, located at 1 Lincoln Street, Georgetown, SC 29442.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly, disabled, or handicapped and are unable to work, and veterans/and or military personnel that serve or have served in various branches of the military including Reserve and National Guard. 200 points.
  • Victims of criminal domestic violence or other violent crimes that have resulted in their being displaced from their home. 200 points. 
  • Working: Applicant families whose head of household or spouse is employed for at least thirty (30) hours per week (this preference will not be based on the amount of earned income, and the PHA may not prefer higher income families over families with lower incomes to occupy a development or unit except to the extent that the PHA has identified the need to implement economic de-concentration and income targeting). Families whose head of household or spouse is sixty-two (62) years of age or disabled automatically receive the maximum level of local preference. 200 points.
  • Crucial/critical need for assistance through no fault of the applicant: 100 points.
    • Natural disaster - Flood or hurricane within the last year. 
    • Fire - Fire not caused by family's negligence, deliberate act, or carelessness within last year. 
    • Government action - Government action against the property: condemned, seized, etc. 
    • Currently homeless: Definition - an individual who lacks a fixed (stable), regular and adequate nighttime residence - living in a shelter, family divided due to lack of housing.
    • Evicted - Evicted by landlord through no fault of the tenant. 
    • Paying more than 50% to rent/utilities - When rent and utilities are more than 50% of your income.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Myrtle Beach Classifieds public notice, as of October 21, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843) 546-9621.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

Other Georgetown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application that was available online.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA, as of July 14, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 07/14/2020.

About Georgetown Housing Authority

More information about Georgetown Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.gtownhousing.org/.

Representatives of Georgetown Housing Authority may be available by phone at (843) 546-9621. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/09/2021, it is not known if Georgetown 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 Georgetown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Georgetown Housing Authority manages 116 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 115 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $449 $772
Monthly Cost $51,677 $772

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Georgetown 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 9% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $11,151 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 72% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% 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.

66% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 66% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 98% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Georgetown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Georgetown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $274 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $524. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.



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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