Our Mission

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was organized on May 5, 1935 as a result of a declaration of need by the City Council of Charleston. Seven commissioners govern the Authority and are selected by the Mayor and City Council. The Commissioners employ a President/Chief Executive Officer and, through that person, the remaining staff are employed to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Authority.

That mission is to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low and moderate income citizens of the City of Charleston. The 107 employees of the Authority provide the day-to-day operational support for 1,407 public housing households located throughout the City and over 1,593 Housing Choice Voucher Program participants living in private accommodations.

The Authority's staff performs admissions, maintenance, property management, administrative, and resident service duties. In addition to operating the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program, the Authority has a Housing Finance Agency which is a component fund providing loans to create housing opportunities for low - and moderate - income citizens. The Housing Finance Agency arm of the Authority provides 1191 additional units of housing for the citizens of Charleston.

Our full Vision Statement
Our Annual and 5 Year Plan
Our Annual Statement
Our 20-Year Retrospective Brochure
Our 75th Celebration Booklet

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A message from our President/Chief Executive Officer:

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was born of action on December 18, 1934 by a vote of the Charleston City Council. However, the actual permission for such a "creation" came via statute in the South Carolina General Assembly in March of 1934.

We have come a long way in our society, our City and our personal relationships. Nevertheless, the need for Public housing still exists today. We have so much more to do before we can truly say, the job is done.

Donald J. Cameron
President/Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Charleston