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Housing Authority of Florence

400 E Pine Street
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29506

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of Florence offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Housing Authority of Florence is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of Florence serves Florence County.

The Housing Authority of Florence also manages the Housing Authority of Cheraw, the Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County, and the Housing Authority of Mccoll.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Florence Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of Florence Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Florence Website: http://hafsc.org.

Housing Authority of Florence Phone: (843) 669-4163.

Closed: Housing Authority of Florence Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Housing Authority of Florence covers Florence County, SC. This housing authority also manages the Housing Authority of Cheraw, the Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County, and the Housing Authority of Mccoll.

The Housing Authority of Florence (HAF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened in June 2015, before that in February 2013.

Florence, SC is about 65 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, SC.

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.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

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

Last Updated on 08/12/2016.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

Please note: The Housing Authority of Florence covers Florence County, SC. This housing authority also manages the Housing Authority of Cheraw, the Housing & Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County, and the Housing Authority of Mccoll.

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

The HAF offers 12 Public Housing communities with 754 units for families and senior/disabled households.

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

Last Updated on 11/02/2015.

About Housing Authority of Florence

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of Florence offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Housing Authority of Florence can be found on its website at http://hafsc.org.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Florence may be available by phone at (843) 669-4163. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/04/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Florence 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 Housing Authority of Florence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Florence manages 684 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 651 17 7 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $432 $366 $786 $535
Monthly Cost $281,076 $6,226 $5,502 $4,819

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Florence

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 16% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 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 $11,417 per year. 95% 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, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% 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.

69% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 68% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Florence Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% 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, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Florence voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $501. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Florence

Parkview Plaza

1000 Clement St
Florence, South Carolina
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1-3 BR
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Creekside Village

2311 W Palmetto St
Florence, South Carolina
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Eastcrest Apartments

204-35 Gilchrist Ave
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Royal Gardens

507 Coker St
Florence, South Carolina

Pine Park, Clyde Court, Lakota Place

502 Clyde St
Florence, South Carolina
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1-3 BR

Church Hill

920 June Ln
Florence, South Carolina

Oakland Place

711 Oakland Ave
Florence, South Carolina

Waverly Acres

815E Waverly Ave
Florence, South Carolina

Bridgeland

101 Davenport Dr
Timmonsville, South Carolina

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1005 Nellie St
Florence, South Carolina

Pine Acres

220 Kelley Street
Lake City, South Carolina
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J.O Smith Villas

500 East Royal St
Florence, South Carolina
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1 BR