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Affordable Housing In Aiken County
South Carolina

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aiken County

Glen Arbor Apartments

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

Rivers Edge Apartments

520 E Buena Vista Ave
North Augusta, South Carolina
$505-685
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Clearwater Village Apartments

5016 Westminster Way
Clearwater, South Carolina
Subsidized

Salley

255 Poplar St
Salley, South Carolina

Kalmia Apartments

1600 Kalmia Lane
Graniteville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Arh, Inc

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

Vincent Village

218 W Five Notch Rd
North Augusta, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Neh, Inc

402 Jewel St N
New Ellenton, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Independent Living Horizons Ten

217 W Five Notch Rd
North Augusta, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Carriage Lane

106 Carriage Lane Drive
Wagener, South Carolina
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Aiken County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aiken County, South Carolina

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,982 affordable apartments for rent in Aiken County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Aiken County, South Carolina

Aiken County features 1,107 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 County, South Carolina

There are 875 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aiken County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aiken County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aiken County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Aiken County, 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
Fair Market Rent $689 $722 $848 $1,156 $1,489
Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $650 to $794 $763 to $933 $1,040 to $1,272 $1,340 to $1,638

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Aiken County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 1,982
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,107
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $45,759 ±$1,313
Median Rent $696 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.79% ± 3.44pp
Total Population 163,908

Population and Household Demographics

Aiken County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 163,908. There are 63,706 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 26.13% of households in Aiken County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aiken County

The median gross income for households in Aiken County is $45,759 a year, or $3,813 a month. The median rent for the county is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aiken County, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Aiken County.

Area Median Income In Aiken County

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.

In Aiken County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 County

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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,500
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600

Cities In Aiken County

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City Served By
Aiken The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aiken are the City of Aiken Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Belvedere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belvedere is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Burnettown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnettown is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Clearwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearwater is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Gloverville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gloverville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Graniteville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graniteville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Langley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langley is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Monetta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monetta is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
New Ellenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Ellenton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
North Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Augusta is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Salley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salley is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Wagener The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wagener is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Warrenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.