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

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We provide 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.

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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 variety of housing types and locations.

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Procurement

The mission of the procurement department is to acquire services, supplies, equipment, and construction at the most efficient level as well as ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all vendors.

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Outline of Rules

Everyone — tenant, landlord and Spartanburg Housing — has obligations and responsibilities under the voucher program. When the family is settled in a new home, the family is expected to comply with the lease and the program requirements, pay its share of rent on time, maintain the unit in good condition and notify the Spartanburg Housing of any changes in income or family composition.

The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with Spartanburg Housing.

Spartanburg Housing provides a family with the housing assistance that enables the family to seek suitable housing and Spartanburg Housing enters into a contract with the landlord to provide housing assistance payments on behalf of the family. Spartanburg Housing must reexamine the family’s income and composition at least annually and must inspect each unit at least annually to ensure that it meets minimum housing quality standards.

2021 Payment Standards (PMS)

 

  Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
FMR $695 $735 $845 $1113 $1163
PMS $695 $735 $845 $1113 $1163

 

2021 Income Limits

 

  1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons

Very Low

$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700
Extremely Low  $14,250 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040

Low 

 $38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650

 

Incoming Portability

If you currently have a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) in another city or state and are planning to relocate to Spartanburg South Carolina, please follow the below steps to port your voucher.

  • Contact your current PHA to inform them you would like to port your voucher to the Spartanburg Housing.
  • Have your current PHA mail your portability packet to:

Spartanburg Housing 

Attention: HCV Portability

PO Box 2828

Spartanburg, SC 29304

Phone: 864-598-6000

Fax: 864-598-6154

 

Once Spartanburg Housing receives your packet you will be notified by mail of your appointment to come in and complete an interview and/or briefing. Please note that your contact information should be up-to-date to ensure that you will receive your appointment letter.  SH will only schedule two appointments.  Failure to attend the appointments will result in your information being returned to your current agency.    

You must bring the following documents with you:

  1. Picture ID for head of household and any member 18 years or older
  2. Social Security Card for all members of the household
  3. Birth Certificate for all members of the household
  4. Current Income
  5. Current Assets
  6. All members 18 years or older must attend

You will not be able to add additional members at this time.  If you would need to add members you must contact your original PHA and they will be subject to making this change and sending Spartanburg Housing documentation to reflect this change.

Spartanburg Housing will use the same voucher issuances dates as the voucher you receive from your initial agency. An additional thirty days will be added to the expiration date per HUD policy on portability.  If you require additional time you will need to contact your initial HA for this request.

Voucher amounts will vary from PHA to PHA depending on Fair Market Rates.

Spartanburg Housing jurisdiction only covers Spartanburg County.

 

Outgoing Portability

If a current HCV participant family wishes to move under portability, the family must notify Spartanburg Housing and the owner before moving out of the old unit or terminating the lease to the owner as required by the terms of the lease.  The notice to Spartanburg Housing must specify the area where the family wishes to move and the notices must be in writing.

If an applicant family wishes to move to a unit outside the PHA’s jurisdiction under portability, Spartanburg Housing will apply all restrictions as required by HUD policy.

 

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