Georgetown Housing Authority

1 Lincoln Street
Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina 29440
(843) 546-9621

Georgetown Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Georgetown, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 22nd, 2019, Georgetown Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Georgetown Housing Authority serves Georgetown County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Georgetown County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Georgetown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Housing Application."

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the GHA office, located at 1 Lincoln St, Georgetown, SC 29442, on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm ET.

The following documentation is required when submitting the application: Birth certificates, Social Security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

There are no preferences.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (843) 546-9621 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

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 12/08/2017.

Other Georgetown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Georgetown Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (843) 546-9621 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 12/08/2017.

About Georgetown Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/22/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Georgetown Housing Authority manages 125 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 125
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $463
Monthly Cost $57,910

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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