10938 Ellenton Street

Barnwell, SC

Applicant Portal
Log In


The waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher Program was open July 10 – 11, 2023 to submit your on-line application.  Prior to this date, the Waiting List was last opened January 6 – 10, 2020. 


The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) assists very low-income families to afford decent, safe and affordable housing in the private market.  The S. C. Regional Housing Authority #3 provide vouchers in 9 counties:  Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Aiken and Berkeley Counties.


During the two-day opening for on-line applications, there were 1,978 applications submitted. You are placed on the WL by verified preference, date and time of application.


Unfortunately, there are currently not enough section 8 housing funding available to serve everyone who applies.


Questions and Answers:


What happens now that I have applied?

If you applied, you need to create a user ID and password to make changes to your application. We have no way of knowing what your user ID or password is, so if you forgot it, you will need to click the link Forgot your password? located on this page. If you never created a user ID and password, click the link Create an Account and following the onscreen instructions. 


If the Forgot your password link asks you to “type the code from the image” but you do not see an image, right-click on the grey block and click open image in a new tab to see the code, or download the image to see the code. This is a known issue that occurs on some browsers.


How to update your existing application?

You will need to use the user id and password you created to go in and make changes.  Please make sure you keep your address updated because this is where we will send you mail. The link to update your application is the same as shown above.


When will I be notified of housing assistance?

We are unable to predict exactly when you will receive and offer of rental assistance.  Unfortunately, there is no emergency assistance.


The Housing Choice Voucher Department

August 4, 2023

The Applicant Portal is a tool for applicants to access online secure information about applications they have completed for housing assistance. Each applicant is required to create an account with a user name and password to access the Portal. By activating the user account, applicants agree to abide by and support the terms of use set forth herein.

This access is a free service offered to all applicants that have applied for housing. Information accuracy is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Reported changes will appear in the Portal the following business week after they are submitted.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 (SCRHA3) reserves the right to add, modify or delete functions viewed via the Portal at any time without notice to maintain the efficiency and use of the Portal. Each applicant must agree to be bound by this Agreement.

Applicants are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Applicants agree to act in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner.
2. Applicants will not share their password or allow anyone other than themselves to use their Portal account.
3. Applicants will not attempt to access information concerning any applicant or any account assigned to another person other than their own.
4. Applicants will not attempt to harm or destroy the data on the Portal.
5. Applicants will not use the Portal for any illegal activity, including, but not limited to violation of Federal and State Data Privacy laws. Anyone found to be in violation of these laws will be subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution.
6. Applicants who identify a security problem within the Portal must notify SCRHA3 as soon as the security issue is observed by emailing SCRHA3 staff at applicantportal@scrha3.org within 24 hours of the observation.
7. Applicants will not set any computer to automatically log into the Portal.
8. Applicants will log out of their Portal user account when they are not at their computer.
9. Applicants identified as a security risk will be denied access to the site.

SCRHA3 will use reasonable measures to protect applicant information from unauthorized viewing. SCRHA3 WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SYSTEM OR INTERNET. SCRHA3 does not promise any particular level or method of access to the Portal for viewing information. SCRHA3 will not be responsible for actions taken by applicants that compromise their information. SCRHA3 reserves the right to limit or terminate the Portal for viewing information without notice. All applicants who use the Portal to access their information consent to electronic monitoring and understand that they are granted access to a private network used as a tool by SCRHA3 employees. Account activity is electronically recorded.

SCRHA3 does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the completeness or accuracy of the data herein, or for its use or interpretation. Use of this site acknowledges that the user accepts the above conditions.