North Charleston Housing Authority

6327 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina
(843) 747-1793

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

North Charleston Housing Authority is a public housing agency in North Charleston, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Family Self-sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher, and Rental Assistance Demonstration programs. As of December 10th, 2018, North Charleston Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The North Charleston, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

North Charleston Housing Authority serves North Charleston.

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Other North Charleston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) is not accepting Senior/Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications at this time.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

For more information, visit the NCHA website, or call the office at (843) 747-1793.

Last Updated on 02/07/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 07/03/2015.

About North Charleston Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

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.

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

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

As of the most recent VMS report, North Charleston Housing Authority manages 2,062 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,693 36 3 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $572 $441 $276 $820
Monthly Cost $968,977 $15,866 $829 $18,038

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.


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