Florence Housing Authority New Home, Same Vision

May 09, 2022
Community comes out to show support for Florence  Housing Authority  Building Community comes out to show support for Florence Housing Authority  Building

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Housing Authority of Florence held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new West Palmetto Street facility on April 27, 2020. Ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ribbon cutting.

The agency serves people in upper Florence, Chesterfield, Dillon and Marlboro counties and has been in operation for the past 54 years. The Housing Authority moved from 400 E. Pine St. to its new location at 2640 W. Palmetto St., a property it purchased in January 2019. “It is just the beginning,” said CEO and Executive Director Clamentine V. Elmore. She said the move means growth and change and represents a more efficient way of doing things.

The Housing Authority of Florence’s nearly 80 employees serve approximately 1,500 families offering low-income families, seniors and veterans the opportunity to rent an affordable residence, whether apartments or single-family homes.

The Housing Authority provides public housing through the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8), low-income housing tax credit, and other affordable housing, and fair market rent to the counties it serves. It manages 11 properties, 10 in Florence and one in McCall.

The Housing Authority of Florence was organized in February 1968. It is operated by a board of commissioners, composed of five board members, with a purpose to adopt the policies, act on financial matters of the authority and provide direction and guidance to the executive director.