Spartanburg Housing Authority

201 Caulder Avenue
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29302

Spartanburg Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Spartanburg, South Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 18th, 2019, Spartanburg Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Spantanburg County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on September 30th, 2019. The Prince Hall Apartments, 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on September 30th, 2019. The Victoria Gardens Apartments, 1-5 Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on September 30th, 2019.

Spartanburg Housing Authority serves Spartanburg County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Spantanburg County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Prince Hall Apartments, 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Open Now
Victoria Gardens Apartments, 1-5 Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing Open Now
Archibald Rutledge Hi-Rise Public Housing Closed

Open Spartanburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Spantanburg County, South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications will be accepted from August 30, 2019 at 9:00 am, until September 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2018, until September 14, 2018.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has 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 will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

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

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 08/30/2019.

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

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Prince Hall Apartments waiting list is currently open. Applications for 2 and 3-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing units are being accepted from September 9, 2019 at 9:00 am, until September 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

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 09/09/2019.

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

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Spartanburg Housing Authority (SHA) Victoria Gardens Apartments waiting list is currently open. Applications for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom Site-Based Public Housing units are being accepted from September 9, 2019 at 9:00 am, until September 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

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 09/09/2019.

Other Spartanburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Archibald Rutledge Hi-Rise Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing 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.

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.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET. Closed on Fridays

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/18/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Spartanburg Housing Authority manages 2,132 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,725 30 18 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $440 $357 $387 $759
Monthly Cost $759,489 $10,710 $6,967 $9,868

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.


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