About Housing Authority of Conway

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

The Housing Authority of Conway serves Conway.

Housing Authority of Conway Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Conway (HAC) 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 HAC offers two Public Housing communities with 260 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, follow this link for the online application.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the HAC website at http://www.housingauthorityofconway.com/, or by calling 843-248-7327 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Conway manages 353 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 342 2 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $489 $331 $665
Monthly Cost $167,085 $661 $5,984

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Conway

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 5% having issued approximately 70 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,580 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 63% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

79% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Conway Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 Conway voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $572. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $164.



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 Housing Authority of Conway

2309 Leonard Ave
Conway, South Carolina
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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1133 Duckett St
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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