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North Charleston Housing Authority

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

North Charleston Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

North Charleston Housing Authority serves North Charleston.

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

Other North Charleston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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: Liberty Hill Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Liberty Hill Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom units were last accepted from May, 2019, until an unconfirmed close date.

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 11/08/2019.

Closed: Buskirk Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Buskirk Senior (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1-Bedroom units were last accepted from May, 2019, until an unconfirmed close date.

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 11/08/2019.

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

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) 2 and 3-Bedroom Alston Lake, 2 and 3-Bedroom Birchwood, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Horizon Village (Barony Place), and 1, 2, and 4-Bedroom Phoenix waiting list is currently 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 08/14/2019.

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-11:45am
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of September 27th, 2020, 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 1,978 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,714 27 1 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $612 $556 $493 $722
Monthly Cost $1,049,302 $15,002 $493 $8,668

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

Villas at Horizon Village

3800 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

Oak Leaf Buskirk Liberty Hill

2797 Oak Leaf Dr
North Charleston, South Carolina

Horizon Village Estates

3800 Barony Park Cir
North Charleston, South Carolina

Low Income Housing Managed by North Charleston Housing Authority

Phoenix

3841 Saint Johns Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina