Lake City Housing Authority

398 N Matthews Road
Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina 29560

Lake City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lake City, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 19th, 2020, Lake City Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lake City, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Multifamily Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lake City Housing Authority serves Lake City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lake City, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multifamily Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Lake City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Lake City, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lake City Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless or living in substandard housing
  • Paying more than 50% of its income for rent
  • Involuntarily displaced

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843) 374-3541.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/03/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Multifamily Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Lake City Housing Authority (LCHA) waiting list for Multifamily Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (843) 374-3541.

Last Updated on 12/03/2019.

About Lake City Housing Authority

More information about Lake City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lakecityha.com/.

Representatives of Lake City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (843) 374-3541. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/19/2020, it is not known if Lake City Housing Authority 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 Lake City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lake City Housing Authority manages 193 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 187 4 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $498 $343 $1,431
Monthly Cost $93,038 $1,371 $2,861

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lake City Housing Authority

Durant Drive

212 N Matthews Rd
Lake City, South Carolina

Matthews S Ron Mcnair

307 S Ron McNair Blvd
Lake City, South Carolina

Cherry Grove

815 Augustine St
Lake City, South Carolina