Transfer Categories

Emergency transfers (Category A): necessary when conditions pose an immediate threat to the life, health or safety of a family or one of its members. Such situations may involve defects of the unit or the building in which it is located, the health condition of a family member, a hate crime, the safety of witnesses to a crime or a law enforcement matter particular to the neighborhood.

Immediate administrative transfers (Category B): necessary in order to permit a family needing accessible features to move to a unit with such a feature or to enable modernization work to proceed.

Regular administrative transfers (Category C): These transfers are made to offer incentives to families willing to help meet certain Aiken Housing Authority occupancy goals, to correct occupancy standards where the unit size is inappropriate for the size and composition of the family, to allow for non-emergency, but medically advisable transfers, and other transfers approved by the Aiken Housing Authority when a transfer is the only or best way of solving a serious problem.
When the transfer is at the request of the family, they may be required to provide third party verification of the need for the transfer.
Transfer requests will be encouraged and approved for families who live in a development where their income category (below or above 30% of area median) predominates and wish to move to a development where their income category does not predominate.
Transfers on the waiting list will be sorted by the above categories and within each category by date and time.
Transfers in Category A and B will be housed ahead of any other families, including those on the applicant waiting list. Transfers in Category A will be housed ahead of transfers in Category B.
Transfers in Category C will be housed along with applicants for admission.
Upon offer and acceptance of the unit, the family executes all lease-up documents and pays any rent and/or security deposit within two (2) days of being informed the unit is ready to rent. The family will be allowed two (2) days to complete a transfer

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amended, superseded or rescinded.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.