Aiken, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 545 income based apartments in Aiken where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 317 affordable apartments in Aiken that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Aiken, South Carolina

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

Glen Arbor Apartments

2000 Glen Arbor Court
Aiken, South Carolina
$515-595
2-3 BR
Affordable

Palmetto Crossing

4049 Sandlapper Dr
Aiken, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

The Village at Dupont Landing

519 Spelman College Pass
Aiken, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Arh, Inc

1342 Hayne Ave SW
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Windham House, Inc

100 Council Cir
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northgate Apartments

105 Northgate Cir
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Qrs, Inc

276 Hopeland Farm Dr
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Croft House

356 York St NE
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Paces Run ( Aka ) Hampton House

826 Brant Ct NE
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Ana, Inc

706 Cardinal Ct
Aiken, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Aiken

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City Apartments
North Augusta, SC Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in North Augusta.
Gloverville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Gloverville.
Clearwater, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Clearwater.
Graniteville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Graniteville.
New Ellenton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in New Ellenton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Aiken, 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
City of Aiken Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 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 Aiken.

Aiken, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken features 545 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 Aiken, South Carolina

There are 317 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aiken.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aiken, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aiken, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2023 Aiken, 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
Aiken, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $750 $890 $1,017 $1,369 $1,675
Aiken, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $801 to $979 $915 to $1,119 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Aiken, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 862
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 545
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $55,502 ±$3,999
Median Rent $834 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55% ± 8.04pp
Total Population 30,183

Population and Household Demographics

Aiken is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina with a population of 30,183. There are 12,414 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 29.18% of households in Aiken are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aiken

The median gross income for households in Aiken is $55,502 a year, or $4,625 a month. The median rent for the city is $834 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aiken, a household making less than $2,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55% of households who rent are overburdened in Aiken.

Area Median Income In Aiken

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 Aiken, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aiken County.

In Aiken, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,100

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 Aiken

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 Aiken

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Aiken AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Aiken AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Aiken AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300