Spartanburg Housing Authority

201 Caulder Avenue
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29302

Spartanburg Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Homeownership programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Spartanburg Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Spartanburg Housing Authority serves Spartanburg County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Spartanburg County, South Carolina Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Spantanburg County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Archibald Rutledge Hi-Rise Public Housing Closed
Prince Hall Apartments, 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Closed
Victoria Gardens Apartments, 1-5 Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Closed
Parkside at Drayton Senior Apartments Closed

Open Spartanburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Spartanburg Housing Authority Website: http://www.shasc.org/.

Spartanburg Housing Authority Phone: (864) 598-6000.

Open Until Further Notice: Spartanburg County, South Carolina Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted by appointment only from May 17, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the SHA, this waiting list is only open "for Working Families." The public notice states:

  • "Applicants must submit proof of employment at the time of application. Sources of income will include verification of taxable wages, such as four (4) consecutive pay stubs or a letter from the employer.
  • Applicants must be employed at the time of admission to the program."

To apply during the opening period, call (864) 598-6000 to schedule an appointment.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working families

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHA Facebook Page on May 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in unincorporated areas of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Areas in city limits are excluded..

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (864) 598-6000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/18/2021.

Other Spartanburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Spantanburg County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 30, 2019, until September 30, 2019. 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:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding (10 Points)
  • Families who are a current resident of Spantanburg County (10 Points)
  • Families who have been displaced due to action taken by the SHA for demolition or rehabilitation or sale of unit in which the family is currently housed (10 Points)
  • Families who are verified as working 30 or more or hours per week for six consecutive months, elderly, handicap, and/or disabled (7 Points)
  • Families who are homeless or have been displaced due to local, Federal or State governmental action (5 Points)
  • Veterans (5 Points)
  • Project-based voucher holders who applied for HCV assistance at the time the waiting list was open and have currently completed the requirements of their contract within the PBV unit and are in good standing (1 Points)

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

For more information, visit the SHA How To Apply page, or the SHA website.

Last Updated on 09/30/2019.

Closed: Archibald Rutledge Hi-Rise Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Archibald Rutledge Hi-Rise Apartments Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month from June until July, 2019. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 08/22/2019.

Closed: Prince Hall Apartments, 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Prince Hall Apartments waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing units were last accepted from September 9, 2019, until September 30, 2019. 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. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 09/30/2019.

Closed: Victoria Gardens Apartments, 1-5 Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Victoria Gardens Apartments waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing units were last accepted from September 9, 2019, until September 30, 2019.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 09/30/2019.

Closed: Parkside at Drayton Senior Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) waiting list for apartments at Parkside at Drayton Senior Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 15, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: Applicants must be age 62 or older to apply. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHA, as of June 9, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Last Updated on 08/31/2020.

About Spartanburg Housing Authority

More information about Spartanburg Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.shasc.org/.

Representatives of Spartanburg Housing Authority may be available by phone at (864) 598-6000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2021, it is not known if Spartanburg Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Spartanburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Spartanburg Housing Authority manages 2,117 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,696 28 13 9 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $521 $446 $499 $864 $401
Monthly Cost $882,800 $12,490 $6,489 $7,772 $1,203

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Spartanburg Housing Authority

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 24% having issued approximately 86 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 30 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,304 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Spartanburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 87% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Spartanburg Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $321 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $160.



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 Apartments Operated by Spartanburg Housing Authority

Frank Gooch Apartments

765 John B White SR Blvd
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Archibald Rutledge

764 N Church St
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Prince Hall Apartments

100 Prince Hall Ln
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Camp Croft Courts

111 Hanover Pl
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Victoria Garden Apartments

695 Howard St
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spruce Leland Barksdale

300 Leland St
Spartanburg, South Carolina

JC Anderson

770 Baltimore Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Cedar Springs Place

200 Serenity Springs Ln
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Tobias Booker Hartwell Campus of Learner

101 George Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Cammie Clagett Courts

273 Highland Ave
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg Southside Projects

121 Rev Booker T Sears St
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Low Income Housing Managed by Spartanburg Housing Authority

Louvenia D. Barksdale Apartments

350 PIERPONT AVENUE EXT
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 BR