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 is 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 1,382 public housing households located throughout the City and over 1,500 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.

“Building a Future for Charleston Residents”

Office Hours By Appointment Only:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Our Board of Commissioners:

Herb Partlow, Chair
Sharon D. Wigfall, Vice Chair
Carol Jackson
Garcia Williams
Gregory K. Voigt
Kathy Nelson
Nick Schumacher

Our full Vision Statement

Our Annual and 5 Year Plan

Our 20-Year Retrospective Brochure

Our 75th Celebration Booklet