Ansonborough House

"In the heart of the historic district, with a postcard view of Charleston"

At Ansonborough House, we pride ourselves on offering seniors choices that allow you to live your life the way you want.Our residents find comfort and pleasure in the lovely surroundings and they become part of a community of friends and neighbors. That is how we do it in the Lowcountry!

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, SC, Ansonborough House is an exceptional place to live. It is conveniently located on the bus route and is near various grocery and department stores, as well as being in the downtown cultural hub. We provide a relaxing atmosphere, planned activities and a helpful staff. Ansonborough House is a truly well-rounded community.

Our Building

Ansonborough House is located at 71 Society Street in downtown Charleston, SC. It was built in 1984, and funded by Section 8-202, as a mid-rise apartment complex for seniors 62 and older who meet certain income guidelines.


A six-story apartment complex, there are five floor plans with one- or two- bedroom apartments. Every unit has a full kitchen, great room, walk-in utility closet, separate bedroom & bath, and ample closet space.

Located adjacent to the Charleston Area Senior Center, all 77 apartments are equipped with 24-hour emergency call button service as well as security and fire monitoring service.

Ansonborough House has an in-house laundry facility and food mart, and offers recreational activities, trips and case management services. This enables residents to live comfortably and independently.


Additional amenities include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Call Service
  • 24/7 Emergency Maintenance Service
  • 24/7 Security & Fire Monitoring Service
  • Weekday Desk Attendant Service
  • Help In Accessing Support Services
  • Educational Classes and Recreational Programs
  • Residents' Council Programs
  • Case Management Service
  • Field Trips
  • Free In-House Grocery Store
  • Garden Area, Fountain,
    and Atrium for Residents and Guests
  • Enhanced TV Service (Satellite Optional) &
  • In-house Informational TV Channel & Free Golden-Age Radio Programming
  • Laundry room
  • In-House Announcement and Music TV Channel
  • Adjacent to Charleston Area Senior Center







How to Apply for Housing

For more information, please contact:

Lazetta Williamson, Property Manager

(843) 723-8613 or email here.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 PM

To download an application for housing, please click here.

Affordable Housing

Rent for Ansonborough House residents vary depending on individual income.


Requirements for Housing

  • You must be 62 years or older
  • You must meet certain income guidelines
  • Assistance is available to complete housing application
  • Rental Subsidy is provided by the SC Housing Authority
  • To review New Resident Selection Guidelines, please click here.


Special Programs:

Ansonborough Food Mart

This is a special program offered to Ansonborough House residents. Residents may shop weekly in the FREE Food Mart, located on the 6th floor.


A variety of free items are available including cereals, canned goods, frozen meat, cleaning supplies, paper products, and over-the-counter medications. Residents can choose up to 20 pounds of goods each month.


Morning Coffee Break

Hot coffee and delicious pastries are available every morning in our atrium lobby on the main floor. This is a lovely way for neighbors to gather for coffee and conversation. Music is provided all day in our Atrium.


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