OPEN SOON: 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List will open on July 25, 2024 and close on July 25, 2024

Lorena Bentley

Analysis by Lorena Bentley

Last Updated: July, 2nd 2024

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This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston (CHA) will accept Public Housing waiting list applications for 3-Bedroom apartments for one day only on July 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm, until 1:00 pm ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in September, 2023.

Preferences

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selection Process

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

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application

For more information, visit the CHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CHA public notice on July 2, 2024.

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3-Bedroom Public Housing Application Methods

The application may be completed online at https://chacity.myhousing.com/.

3-Bedroom Public Housing Applicant Preferences

3-Bedroom has preferences for: Preferences Unconfirmed. Preferences are not required but Public Housing applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Housing Authority of the City of Charleston

3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is managed by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

Housing Authority of the City of Charleston provides affordable housing for up to 3,016 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

This housing agency serves Charleston, South Carolina.

What should I do after applying to the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How do I update my application for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list that is open soon?

You must wait to apply for a waiting list that is open soon until it opens on the date announced by the housing authority. The housing authority will not accept applications until this waiting list opens.

For the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing waiting list, how do I apply online?

To apply online, an electronic form must be submitted to the housing authority on the internet. Many online applications require an account to be created to log in, and also a valid email address.

Who lives in Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing units?

If you are considering applying to live in a Public Housing unit, you may be interested to know who already lives in these units, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who live in Public Housing units provided by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

How many renters live in Public Housing units provided by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston?

At the start of 2024, Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was managing 1,382 Public Housing units. Of the total number of units managed, there were 1,244 units occupied. This represents 90% of the total number of Public Housing units managed by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

According to HUD, there is a total of 2,922 people living in Public Housing units managed by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, with the average number of people per household being 2.

How long did current Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing tenants spend on a waiting list before occupying a Public Housing unit?

The 1,244 households living in Public Housing units at the start of 2024 waited on average 14 months before being able to move in. Of those households, 261 occupied their unit in the last year. This represents 21 percent of Public Housing tenants in units managed by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.

Are there any Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing units not occupied?

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing program that this waiting list covers had 90% of its units occupied by households with 10% unoccupied at the start of 2024.

How many Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing households have children?

Of the 1,244 Public Housing households in units managed by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, 788 have at least one child. There are 0 two-parent households in the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing units, and 788 single-parent households. There were 788 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing households earn?

The average annual household income for Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing tenant households is $16,296 The average annual income per person is $6,765 The average Public Housing household annual income is 20% of the local Area Median Income.

Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 311 25%
$5,000 - $9,999 137 11%
$10,000 - $14,999 299 24%
$15,000 - $19,999 124 10%
$20,000+ 386 31%

What is the source of income for Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing households?

Of all Public Housing households, 594 (43%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 14 (1%) households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 746 (54%) households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing unit cost?

For the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing program, the federal government covers the cost of, on average, $938 per month for each household, which equates to annual cost of $11,256.

How much does the average Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing program, the average family expenditure is $365 per month or $4,380 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $454,060 per month, which is $5,448,720 per year.

What is the average utility cost paid by Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing renters?

The average cost of utilities for renters in this program is $124 per month. It is important to note this is not the actual cost renters will pay for utilities, but an estimate based on the energy cost estimates of the program.

What size are most Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing units?

Of the 1,382 households living in Public Housing units, 373 (30%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 498 (40%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 386 (31%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 6% of Public Housing households are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing households?

95% of Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.

Racial/ethnic makeup of Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing tenants
Race Number of Households % of Households
Asian/Pacific Islander 0 0%
Black Non-Hispanic 1,157 93%
Native American/Alaskan 0 0%
White Non-Hispanic 62 5%
Black Hispanic 12 1%
White Hispanic 12 1%
Other Hispanic 0 0%

What are the ages of tenant heads of households in the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Public Housing program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 112 9%
25-50/td> 734 59%
51-61 199 16%
62-84 199 16%
85 or Older 0 0%