About Housing Authority of Marion

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

The Housing Authority of Marion serves Marion.

Housing Authority of Marion Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Marion Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Marion manages 81 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 81
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $238
Monthly Cost $19,276

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 Operated by Housing Authority of Marion

601 Bee St
Marion, South Carolina
Evans Street is a 235 unit low income housing apartment community in Marion.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1100 Bluff Rd
Marion, South Carolina
Bluff Road is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Marion.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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