Housing Authority of Darlington

Waiting Lists

Learn more about Housing Authority of Darlington.

Open: 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing

The Housing Authority of Darlington (HACD) Public Housing waiting list is currently open.

The HACD is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 21, 2022, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Families that include a person with disabilities, but not for persons with a specific disability
  • Single persons who are elderly, displaced, homeless, or persons with disabilities over other single persons
  • Applicant families whose head of household or spouse is employed or has a bona fide offer for employment

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

For more information, visit the HACD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACD website on November 21, 2022. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in City of Darlington, South Carolina. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843) 393-0436.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/22/2022.

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About Housing Authority of Darlington

324 Bacote Street, Darlington, SC (843) 393-0436

Housing Authority of Darlington provides affordable housing for up to 261 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Housing Authority of Darlington is located in Darlington, SC.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm , 2:00pm-5:00pm

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Darlington manages 73 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 72 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $437 $1,087
Monthly Cost $31,484 $1,087
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 21% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 2.8 persons and has a household income of $13,561 per year. 82% of households were very low income (VLI) and 47% were extremely low income (ELI). 50% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% 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, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 97% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Darlington Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% 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, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Darlington voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $446. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.

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.