There are no open waiting lists offered by South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the South Carolina Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.
The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Kershaw County is currently closed. It is last open for five days in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were three ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the paper application was completed, it must have been mailed to SC Housing.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Persons with a Disability, or Veterans.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
Last Updated on 04/09/2021.
The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 6, 2021 until April 8, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were five ways to apply during the opening period:
This waiting list had the following preferences:
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the SC Housing website.
Sources: This information was verified by SC Housing on March 26, 2021.
This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Fairfield, Lee and Lexington County, South Carolina.
Last Updated on 10/04/2021.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority manages 1,776 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||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$598||$353||$558||$1,173||$492|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 281 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,760 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.
54% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.
85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $289 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $601. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $168.
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.