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Housing Authority of Marion

826 Walnut Street
Marion, Marion County, South Carolina 29571

Housing Authority of Marion is a Public Housing Agency in Marion, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 7th, 2020, Housing Authority of Marion has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of Marion Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Marion serves Marion.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Marion Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Marion Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of Marion Phone: (843) 423-5242.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of Marion Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Marion (HAM) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, visit the HAM on the first and third weeks of the month, Tuesday-Thursday, between the hours of 8:15 am and 11:15 am; and 1:15 pm until 3:30 pm to submit an application in person.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HAM does not have a preference

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time received.

For more information, the HAM can be reached by calling 843-423-5242, between the hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; and on Fridays from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843)423-5242.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Marion (HAM) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAM offers two Public Housing communities with 373 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HAM to submit an application in person on the 7th through the 26th of each month on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursdays, between the hours of 8:15 am until 11:15 am, and 1:15 pm until 3:30 pm.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HAM does not have a preference. Your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the HAM can be reached by calling 843-423-5242, between the hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843)423-5242.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.

About Housing Authority of Marion

Representatives of Housing Authority of Marion may be available by phone at (843) 423-5242. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Marion manages 61 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
Vouchers 61
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $273
Monthly Cost $16,666

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Marion

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 13% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,304 per year. 87% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

50% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Marion Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 53% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Marion voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $310. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Marion

Evans Street

601 Bee St
Marion, South Carolina

Bluff Road

1100 Bluff Rd
Marion, South Carolina