Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in South Carolina

As of July 9th 2020, there are 7 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in South Carolina.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 7 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in South Carolina that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Chester Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Housing Authority of Marion July 14th, 2017
Sumter Housing Authority May 10th, 2017
Housing Authority of Greenwood July 14th, 2017
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) December 17th, 2019
Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) December 17th, 2019
Lake City, South Carolina July 6th, 2020

There are 43 housing authorities in South Carolina which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.