About Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill serves Rock Hill.

Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill (HACRH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in December 2015, and prior to that for one day in May 2015.

Rock Hill, SC is about 70 miles north of Columbia, SC.

There were four ways to apply in 2015

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the HACRH office from November 16, 2015 until December 1, 2015.
  2. Call the HACRH office to request a pre-application be mailed to you.
  3. Mail a request to the HACRH office to have a pre-application be mailed to you.
  4. Send a request on the online HACRH contact form to have a pre-application be mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Dropped off at the Cherry Park enclosed shelter on December 3, 2015.
  2. Mailed to the HACRH office by December 1, 2015. Pre-applications must have been postmarked by this date, or it was not accepted.
The following preferences were identified: Voucher holders whose assistance was terminated due to insufficient funding, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher holders who have had their voucher for at least one year and request to change to the HCV program, live or work in Rock Hill.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the HACRH website, or call the office at (803) 324-3060.

Last Updated on 12/03/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill (HACRH) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. This waiting list was last open for one month in April 2017; and prior to that in November 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application.
  2. Request an application through mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered, or mailed.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Resident and working, non-resident and working, resident and not working.

For more information, visit the HACRH website, or call the office at (803) 324-3060.

Last Updated on 04/27/2017.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill manages 486 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 471 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $464 $800
Monthly Cost $218,602 $12,001

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill

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 5% having issued approximately 102 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,760 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 67% 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, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 41% 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.

37% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

80% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 the City of Rock Hill voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $614. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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 the City of Rock Hill

302 Workman St
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Workman Street is a 169 unit low income housing apartment community in Rock Hill.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1307 Constitution Blvd
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Boyd Hill Community is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Rock Hill.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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