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SHA serves the City & County of Spartanburg. Offices & properties can be found at various locations throughout our service area. Housing Choice Vouchers can be used anywhere in Spartanburg County.

Housing for Spartanburg Housing Authority Housing

Housing

SHA provides housing assistance to families, elderly & disabled individuals through programs like Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME & Homeownership.

Residents of Spartanburg Housing Authority Residents

Participants

SHA provides easy access to information & required forms needed by program participants. Participants also have access to an array of supportive service programs designed to maximize individual potential.

Vouchers for Spartanburg Housing Authority Voucher Programs

Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is one of the best opportunities for lower income families to obtain decent, safe, & affordable housing. Families may choose from a broad variety of housing types and locations.

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Grant Programs Face Forward YouthBuild

Face Forward

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What is Face Forward?
Face Forward is a risk intervention, personal growth, and work readiness program for youth ages 16-24 whose behaviors and environment have contributed to their involvement, or potential involvement, in the juvenile justice system. As a stopgap for some and a diversion program for others, Face Forward provides academic support, career readiness, occupational training, enrichment, community service opportunities, and mentoring to enrolled participants. Members of the program participate in workshops and activities designed to address identified barriers that may impede their overall success. To date, the program has met or exceeded each performance measure required by the funding source. 

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How is Face Forward Funded?
The program is partially funded by a Department of Labor grant with a total cash award of $999,923. SHA successfully recruited community partners who provided $1,254,500 in in-kind/leveraged dollars with a local school district contributing over $500,000 of that total. Approximately, $400,000 of the grant award is allotted for student stipends. Students who have completed their high school diploma/GED are eligible to receive up to $1,000 per month. Youth who have not earned a high school diploma/GED are eligible to receive up to $500 per month. Those enrolled at the Whitlock Alternative School Program receive up to $15 per day (in compliance with State of South Carolina regulations limiting the amount available to in-school youth). The purpose of the stipends is to provide funding for pre-trial intervention, restitution, and expungement costs. In addition, the stipends provided a means to obtain basic necessities and occasional incentives. The majority of participants are members of extremely low-income families. Many students use stipends to supplement family food, transportation, utility costs, and other survival expenses. On occasion, participants reported highlights of having the ability to purchase needed clothing, shoes, and the opportunity to enjoy enrichment activities or entertainment outside of school. More powerfully, during a number of speaking engagements, SHA’s Executive Director was able to remind the community that this group of students represent nearly a half million dollars in buying power in the Spartanburg community.

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What population does Face Forward serve?
Staff actively recruited SHA residents as participants in the Face Forward program. Stipends provided for participation greatly impacted the quality of life for a number of single parents who benefited from the program.

The Face Forward program was integrated successfully into the county school system with service delivery through the alternative school program at the Whitlock Flexible Learning Center. The center is administrated by Spartanburg County School District No. 7 and serves students throughout the county. Out-of-school youth were served at The YouthStop™ Educational Services Center, which offers programming designed to help individuals aged 16-24 with academic and workplace needs.

Participants can be active members of Face Forward for up to 12 months and continue in follow-up for an additional 12 months. In active status, they are eligible to participate in any activity. In follow-up, they may participate in mentoring, work experience, and community service. If space permits, they may attend workshops as well.

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