About Housing Authority of Cheraw

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

The Housing Authority of Cheraw serves Chesterfield County, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Pageland, Jefferson, McBee, Mount Croghan, Patrick and Ruby.

The Housing Authority of Cheraw is managed by the Housing Authority of Florence.

Housing Authority of Cheraw Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Cheraw Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Cheraw (HAC)  Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened in June 2015, prior to that in February 2013.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the office at (843) 669-4163.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The Housing Authority of Cheraw covers Chesterfield County, SC. This housing authority is managed by the Housing Authority of Florence.

The Housing Authority of Cheraw (HAC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The HAC offers one Public Housing community with 227 units for families and senior/disabled households.

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the HAC office at (843) 537-7222.

Last Updated on 11/02/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Cheraw manages 136 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 134 1 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $328 $204 $894
Monthly Cost $44,009 $204 $894

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Cheraw

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 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $10,132 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Cheraw Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

11% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Cheraw voucher holders in 2016 was $248 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $424. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $115.



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.