About Lake City Housing Authority

The Lake City Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Lake City, South Carolina.

The Lake City Housing Authority serves Lake City.

Lake City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Lake City (HACLC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACLC offers three Public Housing communities with 299 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, follow this link to apply online.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the HACLC website at http://www.lakecityha.com, or by calling 843-374-3541 between the hours of 7:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Tuesday, and Wednesday-Friday from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.

Lake City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Lake City Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lake City, SC is about 25 miles south of Florence, SC.

To apply, prospective applicants must have completed the online pre-application.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the LCHA at (843) 374-3541, from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and on Wednesdays from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.


About the Lake City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lake City Housing Authority manages 228 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 222 4 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $488 $478 $337
Monthly Cost $108,280 $1,913 $673

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lake City Housing Authority

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 15% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.1 persons and has a household income of $12,626 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 76% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% 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.

73% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 72% of households with children have a female head of household. 98% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 99% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lake City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% 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. 11% 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 Lake City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $553. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $178.



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.


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212 N Matthews Rd
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