Housing Authority of Lancaster
Housing Authority of Lancaster is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of November 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of Lancaster has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Caroline Courts and Frank L. Roddey Homes Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Lancaster serves Lancaster.
Waiting List Statuses
|Caroline Courts and Frank L. Roddey Homes Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Lancaster, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher
Open Housing Authority of Lancaster 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.
Open Until Further Notice:
Caroline Courts and Frank L. Roddey Homes Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Lancaster (HAL) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Caroline Courts and Frank L. Roddey Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 9, 2020 until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.
The occupancy limits for each household size are as follows:
- 1 Bedroom: Min 1, Max 2
- 2 Bedrooms: Min 2, Max 4
- 3 Bedrooms: Min 3, Max 6
- 4 Bedrooms: Min 4, Max 8
This waiting list has the following preferences:
- Families whose head, spouse or sole member is working full-time (35+ hrs. for six continuous months).
- Families whose head, spouse or sole member cannot work because of age.
- Families whose head, spouse or sole member cannot work because of disability.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the HAL website.
Sources: This information was verified by the HAL on November 3, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (803) 285-7214.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 11/09/2020.
Other Housing Authority of Lancaster Waiting Lists
Lancaster, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Lancaster (HAL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.
For more information, visit the HAL website.
Last Updated on 11/26/2019.
About Housing Authority of Lancaster
More information about Housing Authority of Lancaster can be found on its website at https://lancasterha.org/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of Lancaster may be available by phone at (803) 285-7214. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of Lancaster Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Lancaster manages 247 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 ||Ported Out |
||246 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$465 ||$1,274 |
||$114,453 ||$1,274 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Lancaster
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 8% having issued approximately 29 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 47 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $11,966 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% 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. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.
91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Lancaster Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
8% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Lancaster voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $482. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $197.
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 Lancaster
102 Caroline Ct
Lancaster, South Carolina