Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach

605 10th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina
(843) 918-1526

Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach is a public housing agency in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of February 17th, 2019, Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach serves Myrtle Beach.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Open Indefinitely
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach (HAMB) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) waiting list is currently open, since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. While the VASH program operates similarly to the Section 8 HCV program, VASH vouchers are only available to homeless veterans.

To apply, contact one of the following Veterans Affairs representatives:

  • Karen Knight
    (843) 477-0177, #1, Ext. 2626
    karen.knight@va.gov
  • Viviana Molina 
    (843) 477-0177,  #1, Ext. 2612
    viviana.molina@va.gov
  • Jamie Wright 
    (843) 477-0177,  #1, Ext. 2644
    jamie.wright3@va.gov
  • Debbie Jackson
    (843) 477-0177,  #1, Ext. 2628
    debbie.jackson@va.gov

For more information, visit the HAMB website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843) 918-1526.

Last Updated on 02/11/2019.

Other Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach Waiting Lists

Closed: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach (HAMB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in February, 2019; and before that for two days in September, 2015. 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: Victims of Domestic Violence, Disabled, Veterans who are VASH Participants being transferred to Housing Choice Voucher program, Referred by Local Assistance Program including Alliance Inn Graduates or Villas @ Swansgate, Carver Grove participants.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. If an applicant has been placed on the waiting list, they will be notified by email or letter. No notice will be sent to those who were not place on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMB website here

Last Updated on 02/12/2019.

About Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach

More information about Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach can be found on its website at http://mbhaonline.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach manages 828 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 620 12 6 16 174
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $539 $468 $462 $820 $482
Monthly Cost $334,185 $5,613 $2,772 $13,117 $83,799

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach

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 73 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,697 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% 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 58% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

45% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 59% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Myrtle Beach voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $695. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.


Apartment Communities managed by Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach

Halyard Bend Apartments

3941 Halyard Way
Myrtle Beach, SC
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
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