Rock Hill Housing Authority

City of Rock Hill, South Carolina

How to Apply

Para español llame a el numero 803-324-3060, Ext. 221 para una sita.

Please call the Applications Information Line (803-324-3060, ext 501) to hear more information. The recording will list any added application dates and will also advise if the Section 8 Wait List is open or closed.

Applications for the public housing program (apartments managed by the Housing Authority) are taken the second Wednesday of every month, with an Applications session beginning at 8:00 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m. All family members age 18 and over that would be living in the apartment must attend the session.

Applicants are not admitted to the sessions after the times listed above and must provide the following in order to be admitted to an applications session:

• Valid picture I. D. for all adults age 18 and over.
• Birth certificates for all household members.
• Social security cards for all household members.

Providing the name and mailing addresses of previous landlords and providing mailing addresses for all sources of income (along with copies of check stubs) will speed processing time for your application. For those receiving social security or unemployment, please bring the most recent copy of your benefits statement.

During the applications session, program rules, regulations and requirements will be explained. Application sessions generally last between one and two hours and then the applicants will be seen by a staff member for completion of required third-party verification forms particular to the applicant. As the process can take two or more hours, please do not bring small children.

Background checks include current and previous landlords history, credit report and police history. Those with charges involving drugs or violence may be denied housing assistance. Those with language barriers, special transportation needs, elderly or disabled individuals may call the Applications Coordinator at 803-324-3060, ext. 227 to schedule a special appointment.

Spanish speaking people may call 803-324-3060, Ext. 221 for a special appointment.

The Housing Authority is not designed to handle emergency housing. Apartments are offered based on vacancies from a list of previously approved applicants; an approved applicant may be on the wait list for several months depending upon unit availability. Applications processing time can take from two weeks (for those who have always lived in York County) to six weeks, depending on how long it takes for providers to return the required third-party verification forms.

The challenge for approved applicants in accepting a unit when contacted by the Housing Authority is security deposits: applicants must get services on in his/her name with the City of Rock Hill for electric and York County Natural Gas; the Housing Authority has no control over what the utility providers charge applicants to turn on service. There is also a security deposit for the apartment. Many applicants find it very difficult to come up with hundreds of dollars required to lease a unit, so after applying and being approved for housing assistance, make plans to be financially prepared!

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