About Housing Authority of Fort Mill

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

The Housing Authority of Fort Mill serves Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Indian Land.

Housing Authority of Fort Mill Waiting Lists

Fort Mill, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Fort Mill (HAFM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in April 2017; and prior to that for one day in May 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Employed 30 hours per week continuously for a minimum of six months, job training, working 20 hours per week, attending school full time, households not receiving housing assistance under a subsidized rental program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HAFM website, or call the office at (803) 547-6787.

Last Updated on 04/24/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Fort Mill (HAFM) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.


About the Housing Authority of Fort Mill Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Fort Mill manages 138 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 119 19
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $542 $577
Monthly Cost $64,444 $10,969

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Fort Mill

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 12% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 58 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,153 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 66% 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, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Fort Mill Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 53% 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 Fort Mill voucher holders in 2016 was $381 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $648. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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.