About Housing Authority of Anderson

The Housing Authority of Anderson is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Anderson, South Carolina.

The Housing Authority of Anderson serves Anderson.

Housing Authority of Anderson Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Anderson (HAA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families.

Please note: Only the three and four bedroom waiting list is open at this time.

The HAA offers three Public Housing communities with 277 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HAA to submit an application in person, located at 1335 E River St, Anderson, SC 29624, on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am until 12:14 pm, and 1:30 pm until 3:45 pm.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, social security print out if applicable, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the HAA can be reached by calling (864) 260-5120 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.

About the Housing Authority of Anderson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Anderson manages 509 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 506 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $372 $458
Monthly Cost $188,191 $1,374

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Anderson

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 19% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,049 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 79% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Anderson Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Housing Authority of Anderson voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $490. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $172.

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.