South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1

Conveniently Located

Well maintained

Affordable Housing


Organization and History

This Housing Authority was organized under the laws of the state of South Carolina August 27, 1941. The area of its operations is in the sixteen counties in the Northwest section of South Carolina in towns of less than 5000 population. It was originally conceived as an organization to take care of rural or agricultural housing, and such a program was planned, but all action on this was deferred during the Second World War. No further work or planning was done until after Congress passed the Housing Act of 1949. This Authority was then revived on September 20, 1950, and applications were made for small low-rent housing projects to serve the needs of some of the smaller towns in this area.

Under the law, each of the sixteen counties has a Commissioner on the Board and there is one Commissioner–At-Large. These commissioners act as a Board of Directors to govern the policies and procedures and handle the business of this Authority. These Commissioners are public spirited and civic minded persons who have been appointed by the Senators of the various counties. The office of the Regional Housing Authority is located in Laurens, which is the exact geographical center of the area, and is within easy driving distance of all of the towns in this area. The paid employees are under the control and supervision of the Board of Commissioners and all of them are natives of the area in which they are working.

Announcements

If you live in public housing and have a maintenance emergency call: 1-800-925-1156. Any other issues for public housing call Gina Foster at: 864-984-0578 ext. 242. Be sure to leave a message with your name and number.

We are currently taking applications for all of our Public Housing Locations.

Resources to help quit smoking and other useful information can be found at HUD Smoke free public housing and www.scdhec.gov/quitforkeeps

SC Regional Housing Authority No.1 Public Housing is now smoke free. Policy went into effect 1/1/2018

If you are on Section 8 and have issues with your home, first call your landlord, if you cannot get the issue resolved with your landlord, call Randy Allen at 864-984-0578 ext. 231. Be sure to leave a message with your name and number

Section 8 waiting list will be opened to accept application online for the following counties:

Laurens
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8am thru Thursday, July 28, 2022 5pm

Anderson
Monday, August 8, 2022 8am thru Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5pm

***UNDER THE VOUCHER PROGRAM, NEW VOUCHER-HOLDERS MAY CHOOSE A UNIT ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES IIF THE FAMILY LIVED IN TEH JURISDICTION OF THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY (PHA) ISSUING THE VOUCHER WHEN THE FAMILY APPLIED FOR ASSISTANCE. THOSE NEW VOUCHER-HOLDERS NOT LIVING IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY (PHA) AT THE TIME THE FAMILY APPLIED FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE MUST INITIALLY LEASE A UNIT WITHIN THAT JURISDICTION FOR THE FIRST TWELVE MONTHS OF ASSISTANCE.

CLEAR, SEE THROUGH BAG Policy is now in effect as of April 1, 2019.

We are an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider.

We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




SCRHA is a Smoke Free Housing Authority.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TDD).