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HUD Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) & Homeownership Program

Southeastern Community Action Partnership, Inc. has been providing affordable housing assistance options as a Public Housing Agency (PHA), to Scotland County for over 30 years. The mission of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Section 8 Program is “to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination”.


The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) is the culmination of public housing legislation and programs that began in the 1930s and changed over time to better serve families and participants. The Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 created the Section 8 Program which enabled federal housing rental assistance payments to be paid directly to the owners of private housing units, as subsidy assistance to lower income families.

SCAP, Inc. offers 3 types of housing programs to eligible individuals and families through the Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher, Project-Based Housing Voucher, and HCV Home Ownership Program.

Rental Properties NEEDED in Scotland CO. (can be within a 10-mile radius of Scotland Co. Line)


Project-Based Housing Voucher Program is provided in partnership with Wilhoit Properties, owners of Greenfield Apartments in Laurinburg, NC. The 48 unit housing complex receives rental assistance payments (project-based vouchers), for income-eligible residents. In addition to the rental assistance, resident families are offered supportive services to help them become economically self-sufficient.

Tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers increase affordable housing choices for eligible families. Families with a tenant-based voucher choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental properties. Once a family finds a unit that meets their needs, the unit meets the housing quality standards, the rent is reasonable, and the unit meets other program requirements, the PHA executes a HAP contract with the property owner. This contract authorizes the PHA to make subsidy payments on behalf of the family. If the family moves out of the unit, the contract with the owner ends and the family can move with continued assistance to another unit.

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), in partnership with Laurinburg Housing Authority (FSS administrators) is offered to Greenfield residents only in which their employment and educational needs are analyzed to develop goals or an Individual Training & Service Plan (ITSP). As an incentive, participating residents are able to accrue money, set aside in an escrow account, which they can receive upon successful completion of the program.

Now accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program:
  • Waiting List Closes on June 29, 2023.
  • Apply on Thursdays only from 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Must have all supporting documents to apply:
    • ID all adults 18 & up
    • Proof of household income
    • Social Security Cards & Birth Certificates for all household members
    • Marriage License, Divorce Decree, and/or Separation Agreement-if applicable
    • Proof of guardianship- if applicable


HCV Home Ownership Program allows current voucher recipients the option to purchase a home; transferring the subsidy from rental assistance to a mortgage payment. SCFS, Inc. partners with local agencies that provide housing counseling services to educated program participants on the home buying process.