South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3

10938 Ellenton Street
Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina
(803) 259-3588

Program Details

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

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

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Closed: Multi-County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 (SCRHA3) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in January 2018. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Involuntarily displaced (homeless), living in substandard housing, rent burdened (paying more than 50% of income for rent and utilities). It is not known if only homeless persons qualified for the involuntarily displaced preference.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

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

Last Updated on 01/14/2018.

About South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3

More information about South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 can be found on its website at http://scrha3.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/19/2018, it is not known if South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 510 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 497 2 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $532 $503 $1,085
Monthly Cost $264,183 $1,006 $9,761

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.


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