Abbeville, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 370 income based apartments in Abbeville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 120 affordable apartments in Abbeville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Abbeville, South Carolina

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Abbeville. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Abbeville.

The Refinery

313 & 401 Washington St
Abbeville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Woodview Apartments

#1 Woodview Lane
Abbeville, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pecan Grove Apartments

71 Carwellyn Road
Abbeville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Coleman St Apartments

110 Coleman Street
Abbeville, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Family & Senior

Hickory Heights Apartments, Alp

1108 Cambridge St
Abbeville, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Abbeville Arms, Alp

104 Oakland Ave
Abbeville, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Ferguson Williams Apartments

200 Ellis Ave
Abbeville, South Carolina
Affordable

Carver Apartments

600 Haigler St
Abbeville, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Abbeville

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Abbeville, South Carolina

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Abbeville Public Housing
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Abbeville.

Abbeville, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Abbeville, South Carolina

Abbeville features 370 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Abbeville, South Carolina

There are 120 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Abbeville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Abbeville, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Abbeville landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Abbeville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Abbeville, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Abbeville, South Carolina Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Abbeville, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $622 $626 $780 $1,109 $1,329
Abbeville, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $560 to $684 $563 to $689 $702 to $858 $998 to $1,220 $1,196 to $1,462

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Abbeville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 490
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 370
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $20,440 ±$3,159
Median Rent $486 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.18% ± 12.02pp
Total Population 5,197

Population and Household Demographics

Abbeville is a city in Abbeville County, South Carolina with a population of 5,197. There are 2,166 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 38.18% of households in Abbeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Abbeville

The median gross income for households in Abbeville is $20,440 a year, or $1,703 a month. The median rent for the city is $486 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Abbeville, a household making less than $1,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Abbeville.

Area Median Income In Abbeville

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Abbeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Abbeville County.

In Abbeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Abbeville

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Abbeville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150