Family Composition Changes

All changes in household composition must be reported to SCCHA in writing within 10 business days of the occurrence.  For the Change of Household Composition form for additions, click here.  For deletions, click here.

To view SCCHA’s policy on changes in family composition, see page 10-3 of SCCHA’s Administrative Plan

Additions to the Household

If you want to add someone to your household, you must get approval from SCCHA. If the new member is an adult, you must receive written permission from the owner or landlord prior to submitting your request to SCCHA.

  • Submit your request in writing to your Housing Specialist, advising who you would like to add.
  • Provide vital documents for the person(s) you are requesting to add. These can include: birth certificates and custody documents (for minors), Social Security cards and photo identification.
  • You will be notified in writing if additional information is needed.
  • You may be required to attend an office appointment.
  • You will be notified in writing of the decision as well as any changes to your voucher size or rent portion.

Allowing someone to move in without SCCHA permission may be grounds for termination from the program.

Deletions from the Household

If you need to remove someone from your household, you must notify SCCHA within 10 business days of the occurrence.

  • Submit your request in writing to your Housing Specialist, advising who you would like to remove.
  • Provide verification of a lease agreement, utility bill or death certificate for the person you are wishing to remove.
  • You will be notified in writing if additional information is needed.
  • You will be notified in writing as to any changes to your voucher size or rent portion.