North Charleston Housing Authority

6327 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29406

North Charleston Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Homeownership programs. As of December 9th, 2021, North Charleston Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

North Charleston Housing Authority serves Charleston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Liberty Hill Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
North Charleston, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Buskirk Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Phoenix Closed
Alston Lake, Birchwood, and Horizon Village (Barony Place) Closed

Open North Charleston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

North Charleston Housing Authority Website: http://www.nchashousingauthority.com/.

North Charleston Housing Authority Phone: (843) 747-1793.

Open Until Further Notice: Liberty Hill Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Liberty Hill is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET, until further notice. 

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NCHA on March 29, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Admission Department by phone (843) 266-5919 or email at admissions@nchashousingauthority.com between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/22/2021.

Other North Charleston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: North Charleston, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in May, 2019. Before that, it was open in February, 2018; and for one day in February 2017. 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.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, but will be selected by random lottery once a voucher is available.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Last Updated on 07/22/2019.

Closed: Buskirk Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Senior Section 8 Project based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Buskirk is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 21, 2021 until April 23, 2021. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NCHA public notice on April 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 04/23/2021.

Closed: Phoenix Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) waiting list for apartments at Phoenix is closed. Applications were last accepted from October 8, 2021, until October 22, 2021. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NCHA on October 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 10/22/2021.

Closed: Alston Lake, Birchwood, and Horizon Village (Barony Place) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Alston Lake2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Birchwood; and 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at Horizon Village (Barony Place); is closed. Applications were last accepted from May 22, 2019, until May 29, 2019. 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.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Last Updated on 10/22/2021.

About North Charleston Housing Authority

More information about North Charleston Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.nchashousingauthority.com/.

Representatives of North Charleston Housing Authority may be available by phone at (843) 747-1793. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of December 9th, 2021, it is not known if North Charleston Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 11/14/2018, North Charleston Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the North Charleston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, North Charleston Housing Authority manages 2,086 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,771 20 1 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $713 $510 $464 $678
Monthly Cost $1,262,763 $10,208 $464 $6,098

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for North Charleston 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 17% having issued approximately 111 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 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 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,024 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% 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 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% 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.

64% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the North Charleston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 North Charleston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $344 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $677. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.



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 North Charleston Housing Authority

Birchwood

2001 Stokes Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

The Villas at Horizon Village

3800 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

Oak Leaf Buskirk Liberty Hill

2797 Oak Leaf Dr
North Charleston, South Carolina

Barony Place Apartments at Horizon Village

3835 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina

Low Income Housing Managed by North Charleston Housing Authority

Phoenix Apartments

3829 St. Johns Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina

Alston Lake Apartments

2430 Alston Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

The Manor at Horizon Village

3835 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

Birchwood Apartments

2001 Stokes Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina

NCR Buskirk, LLC

5641 Buskirk Street
North Charleston, South Carolina
$440
1 BR

NCR Liberty Hill, LLC

4830-G Courtyard Square
North Charleston, South Carolina