Affordable Housing In Aiken County
South Carolina

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aiken County

Glen Arbor Apartments

2000 Glen Arbor Court
Aiken, SC
$515-595
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Trotters Run Apartments

2000 Trotters Run Court
Aiken, SC
$685-905
1-3 BR

Rivers Edge Apartments

520 E Buena Vista Ave
North Augusta, SC
$505-685
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Clearwater Village Apartments

5016 Westminster Way
Clearwater, SC
Subsidized

Dupont Landing

Dupont Landing
Aiken, SC
Call For Rent
3 BR
HCV Welcome
VASH Welcome

Kalmia Apartments

1600 Kalmia Lane
Graniteville, SC
Subsidized

Arh, Inc

1342 Hayne Ave SW
Aiken, SC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Vincent Village

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

Neh, Inc

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

Independent Living Horizons Ten

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

Housing Authorities that serve Aiken County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Aiken County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Aiken Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aiken County, South Carolina

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,122 affordable apartments for rent in Aiken County, South Carolina. Aiken County features 1,107 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 919 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aiken County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Aiken County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,122
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.1

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 $62,800

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 Aiken County 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 $13,200 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,950 $41,450
50% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% of Median $35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Aiken County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 11 low income apartment communities containing 676 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Aiken County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Aiken County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
60% of Median $26,400 $30,180 $33,960 $37,680 $40,740 $43,740 $46,740 $49,740

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Aiken County is $33,960 a year, or $2,830 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,830 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $849 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $550 $589 $708 $817 $911 $1,005
60% $660 $707 $849 $980 $1,094 $1,206
Fair Market Rents in Aiken County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$689 $722 $848 $1,156 $1,489

Cities In Aiken County

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City Listings Served By
Aiken 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aiken are the City of Aiken Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
North Augusta 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Augusta is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Graniteville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graniteville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Clearwater 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearwater is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Warrenville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
New Ellenton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Ellenton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Wagener 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wagener is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Gloverville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gloverville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Belvedere 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belvedere is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Burnettown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnettown is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Langley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langley is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Monetta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monetta is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Perry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Salley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salley is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Windsor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.