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Effective Monday, December 21, 2020, our offices will be closed to the public and staff will be working remotely until further notice.

Please note that your respective business with the Housing Authority of City of Aiken is of the uttermost importance.  Therefore, should you need to contact a staff member please utilize our company directory or dial 803-617-7976 and our agency’s Customer Service Representative will gladly assist you.  For after-hour emergencies please dial 803-335-2924.

Thank you for your patience as we recognize this may be a stressful time and we want to do everything we can to help protect and support our residents, staff, and others in our community.

Request For Proposal

RFP 20-01
External Auditing
The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken (AHA) is seeking proposals from qualified, independent public accounting firms to provide external auditing services. You are invited to submit a proposal for audit services for an initial one-year period with an option to renew for an additional two years.
Interested public accounting firms must have experience in providing similar auditing and financial technical assistance services to other Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). Please contact The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken (AHA) via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the Request for Proposal packet or download the requirements from the agency’s website at www.aikenhousing.org.

Proposals are subject to federal, state and local laws, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Code of Federal Regulations requirements. Proposals will be received until 6:00 PM (EDT), AUGUST 24, 2020. Proposals should be mailed or delivered to The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken’s Administrative Office, 100 Rogers Terrace, Aiken, SC 29801.

The Authority reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informality and to award the contract in the best interest of the Authority.

Freedom of Information Act

Aiken Housing Authority is subject to the South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Chapter 4, Title 30, Code of Laws of South Carolina.
All requests for information under FOIA should be submitted, in writing, to Chanosha Lawton, Chief Executive Officer. Requests may be directed to Ms. Lawton’s attention by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (copying Mr. Dewayne Alford, Jr., Executive Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or via mail to Lawton's attention at P.O. Box 889, Aiken, SC 29802

Coronavirus COVID-19

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken is closely monitoring developments concerning the Cororanvirus (COVID-19) in our state and considers the health, safety and well-being of our families, staff and others in the community to be our highest priority. We join forces with Governor McMaster, health officials, and others in our state in proactively addressing this public health risk to our citizens.

We are implementing the recommended Center for Disease and Control (CDC) precautionary measures to promote social distancing and limiting our staff travel. We are confident that these actions will allow us to continue essential business functions in a manner that safeguards the health interest of everyone concerned. We also have contingencies in place for staff to work remotely in the event of an office closure.

COVID-19 has been declared a public health emergency on both the state and national level. The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken understands the tremendous health risk that COVID-19 poses to our community. Please be assured that we are taking “all necessary and appropriate actions” to help our state address this public health threat. We will contiue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and provide you with additonal updates as needed.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) NOTICE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued NOTICE PIH 2020-05 on April 10, 2020. This notice remains in effect until
amended, superseded or rescinded. Pursuant to the authority provided under the CARES Act, HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. These waivers provide administrative flexibilities and relief to PHAs in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Download NOTICE PIH 2020-05