North Charleston Housing Authority

6327 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC

There are three waiting lists open now offered by North Charleston Housing Authority.

North Charleston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Liberty Hill 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Horizon Village (Barony Place) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Phoenix Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
North Charleston, South Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Liberty Hill 2-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed
Buskirk Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed

North Charleston Housing Authority offers 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 in North Charleston.

Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the South Carolina Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Liberty Hill 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 06/14/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Horizon Village (Barony Place) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The North Charleston Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Horizon Village (Barony Place) is currently open

The NCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from March 21, 2022 at 9:00 am 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 June 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 (843) 266-5919.

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 06/14/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Phoenix Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The North Charleston Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Phoenix Apartments is currently open

The NCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from March 21, 2022 at 9:00 am 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 June 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 (843) 266-5919.

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 06/14/2022.

Closed: North Charleston, South Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The NCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list for one day only on June 27, 2022. 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.

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

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NCHA public notice on June 15, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 12/25/2022.

Closed: Liberty Hill 2-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at Liberty Hill is currently closed.

The NCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from February 2, 2022, until February 11, 2022. 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 February 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 06/14/2022.

Closed: Buskirk Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The North Charleston Housing Authority (NCHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Buskirk is closed.

The NCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 20, 2022, until August 20, 2022. 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 July 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 08/20/2022.

About North Charleston Housing Authority

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 2,095 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,784 20 1 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $717 $578 $464 $849
Monthly Cost $1,279,475 $11,551 $464 $8,494
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.