South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

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Open: South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Public Housing

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, call the SCRHA representative listed on this page who serves the area you are interested in.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.
 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (864) 984-0578.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Saluda County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Saluda County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the DSS Office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Oconee County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Oconee County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the SCRHA1 Office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Abbeville County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Abbeville County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the Abbeville Civic Center.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Laurens County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Laurens County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at Laurens City Housing.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 10/03/2017.

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Closed: Edgefield County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Edgefield County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at Vintage Garden Aptartments.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 10/03/2017.

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Closed: Anderson County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Anderson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in October 2017.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the Anderson Civic Center.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly and disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application wass received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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Closed: McCormick County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): McCormick County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Cherokee County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Cherokee County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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Closed: Pickens County, South Carolina Section 8 HCV

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1): Pickens County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCRHA1 website, or call the office at (864) 984-0578.

Last Updated on 08/30/2017.

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About South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

460 Church Street, Laurens, SC | Visit Website | (864) 984-0578

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 provides affordable housing for up to 2,979 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 is located in:

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 manages 1,628 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,623 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $424 $538
Monthly Cost $688,365 $2,690
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 11% having issued approximately 149 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,059 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $493. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.

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.