Senior Management Staff

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amended, superseded or rescinded.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



Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public and staff will be working remotely.

Please note that your respective business with the Housing Authority of the 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.

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.

Sharon  Emel

Sharon Emel

Senior Management Staff - Chief Financial Officer

P: 803.649.6673
100 Rogers Terrace
Aiken, South Carolina

Sharon S. Emel is the Chief Financial Officer for the Aiken Housing Authority. Mrs. Emel has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has been serving the people of Aiken as a Certified Public Accountant for twenty-five years. Her professional career includes seven (7) years in local governmental accounting in addition to the nearly twenty years in public accounting, many of those years as the owner of a local public accounting practice. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs. Emel also holds industry certification in HCV Financial Management and Reporting.