A Message from the Property Manager

The Office of Special Housing Needs (OSHN) is considered the “private” side of low income housing, as compared to that of conventional public housing. Private Low-Income Housing is here to provide assistance to those individuals who have sufficient income which would enable them to be in a position to afford higher rents than what one would normally expect to pay should they be living in conventional public housing.

We have a total of 243 units where the rents vary based on the program location.

We are considered a low-income housing tax credit property and in as such, are required to abide by Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Service. There are established income limits which dictate an individual’s eligibility.  Eligible participants are required to have a verifiable source of income at move-in, as well as during the entire duration of the lease term. A decrease in income during the lease term will not result in an individual’s rent responsibility each month being lowered. Other requirements also apply, please contact the office.

Here at OSHN, we are dedicated to providing our participants with a comfortable living experience that they can appreciate. We are located at 900 King Street in the historic William Enston Homes community.

We look forward to servicing you for your housing needs.

Althea C. Brunson, PHM, SHCM
oshnapps@chacity.org  (843) 723-5510

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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