About South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Laurens, South Carolina.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 serves the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Waiting Lists

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 (SCRHA1) 
administers individual Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists for the Counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda, SC. 

Please read below for specific information on each county:

Saluda County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Saluda County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit an application at the American Legion Building.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Abbeville County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Abbeville County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the City of Abbeville Civic Center.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

McCormick County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for McCormick County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at Bell Ridge Apartments.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Cherokee County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Cherokee County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at Alman Street Apartments.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Anderson County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Anderson County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the Anderson Civic Center.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Laurens County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Laurens County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the Laurens City Housing Authority.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Edgefield County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Edgefield County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that in September 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the American Legion Building.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Pickens County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Pickens County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in September 2014.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to submit a pre-application in Seneca, SC 29678.

The SCRHA1 has identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

Oconee County, SC
The SCRHA1 Section 8 waiting list for Oconee County, SC is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015, and prior to that for one day only in September 2014.

To apply, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at 417 Tribble Street, Seneca, SC 29678.

The SCRHA1 identified the following preferences: Elderly (62+), disabled.

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

Last Updated on 10/01/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 manages 1,637 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,627 3 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $382 $283 $771
Monthly Cost $621,021 $850 $3,083

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

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.


Public Housing Operated by South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

285 Johnson St
Second St Sixth St Apartments is a 225 unit low income housing apartment community in Westminster.
220 Longshore Dr
White Oak Circle Apartments is a 194 unit low income housing apartment community in Belton.
200 S Randolph Ave
Washington Rd Apartments is a 169 unit low income housing apartment community in Landrum.
325 McConnell St
College St Apartments is a 224 unit low income housing apartment community in Clover.