Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)

Housing Choice Voucher is a program that helps low income families to afford to remain in the rental unit that they have found. A growing body of evidence suggests that housing vouchers promote positive outcomes for children and help families leave welfare and succeed in the workplace – by enabling families to move out of high-poverty areas and into neighborhoods with more jobs, lower crime, and better schools.  By reducing the uncertainties of where a family will sleep and what school their children will attend families are to assist in the improvement of the community they live in.  It increases the opportunity to remain employed, to take care of their families and to be better citizens.

The Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach (MBHA) administers 660 HCV vouchers. The only HUD eligibility requirements are:

  • Income, participants must be below 30% of the median income for Horry County. Click here for 2021 Income Limits.
  • Eligible Citizen Status Click here for Citizenship Form.
  • Participants must not be registered sex offenders
  • Other local eligibility limitations may apply. MBHA does criminal background checks for approving participants.

In addition MBHA administers:


Mainstream vouchers are for Non-elderly disabled households. The waiting list is the same as the HCV program. With the 2018 addition to the Mainstream voucher program came a requirement that the household must be homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. A priority is given to disabled households on the HCV waiting list.

Additional Information for the Housing Choice Voucher:

Housing Choice Voucher Fact Sheet- HUD

Applicant Information- MBHA  

Basic Eligibility Criteria- MBHA

Mainstream Requirements