About South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Barnwell, South Carolina.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 serves Calhoun County, Hampton County, Aiken County, Bamberg County, Berkeley County, Allendale County, Jasper County, Barnwell County, Orangeburg County and Moncks Corner.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 (SCRHA3) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SCRHA3 offers nine Public Housing communities with 781 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the SCRHA3 to submit an application in person, between the hours of 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, on Mondays only. The SCRHA3 is located at 10938 Allentown St., Barwell, SC.

Please note: if you need to visit the office on another day, please call the SCRHA3 to schedule an appointment.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The SCRHA3 does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Barnwell County.

More information can be found by visiting the SCRHA3 website at http://www.scrha3.com/, or by calling 803-259-3588, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/02/2015.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 covers the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkely, Calhoun, Hampton, Jasper, and Orangeburg, SC.

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 (SCRHA3) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when it was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCRHA3 website, or call the office at (803) 259-3588.

Last Updated on 09/10/2015.


About the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 manages 504 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 488 3 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $542 $514 $681
Monthly Cost $264,294 $1,542 $6,807

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3

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 14% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 61 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 $11,708 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 64% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

63% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 90% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 64% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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. 3 voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $648. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $221.



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. 3

260 Litchfield St
Barnwell, South Carolina
Litchfield Apartments is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Barnwell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
38 Generette Ct
Denmark, South Carolina
Denmark is a 115 unit low income housing apartment community in Denmark.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
255 Poplar St
Salley, South Carolina
Williston is a 116 unit low income housing apartment community in Salley.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
109 Bradley Rd
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Moncks Corner is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Moncks Corner.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1771 B St
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Orangeburg St Paul is a 135 unit low income housing apartment community in Orangeburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing