History

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May 20, 1940 – Mayor W.J. Moseley and the City Council of Aiken passed a resolution to form a housing authority for the City of Aiken.

May 28, 1941 – The Housing Authority of the City of Aiken, South Carolina was named. It was decided that the office of the Authority would be located at the Weeks Building. The Office of the Authority was decided to be located at the Weeks Building, Officers were elected, and the Seal of Authority was also formed.

1951 – Stoney Homes development located in the City of Aiken and Valley Homes development located in Gloverville, SC were built.

1951 – Aiken Housing Authority Administrative Offices were relocated to Stoney Homes development in the new building.

1961 – Busch Homes development located in the City of Aiken was built. This development was named after Sara H. Busch,, who was the first paid Executive Director , and who also served as the City Clerk and Treasurer.

1966 – Garvin Homes development located in Gloverville was built. This development was named after Lonnie A. Garvin, who served as the Attorney for the Authority. Bradby Homes development located in the City of Aiken was also built. This development was named after Sanford Bradby, who served as a member of the Housing Authority Board and was principal of Schofield School.

1979 – Hahn Village development located in the City of Aiken was built. This development was named after Herman H. Hahn, who served as the Housing Authority Board Chairman in 1941.

1979 – Aiken Housing Authority Administrative Office relocated to Hahn Village development in the new building.

1981 – New Hope I located in Graniteville, SC was built.

1983 – New Hope II located in Graniteville, SC was built.

March 2000 – Aiken Housing Authority Administrative Office was expanded.

2008 - Stoney Homes development was completely renovated and renamed Stoney Gallman Townhomes. The development was named after Edward P. Stoney who was elected to the first Aiken County Council and later served as the County Clerk; and James Gallman, Sr. who retired as Assistant Superintendent for Administration from the Aiken County Public School System after 33 years of service and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Aiken Housing Authority for 29 years

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

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.