Affordable Housing In Aiken County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 1,107 income based apartments in Aiken County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 899 affordable apartments in Aiken County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Aiken County, South Carolina

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

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

Rivers Edge Apartments

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

Havenwood Camellia

1501 Knox Avenue
North Augusta, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Minimum Income Requirement
55+
Affordable

Edgewater Senior Apartments

175 Assurance Lane
North Augusta, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Clearwater Village Apartments

5016 Westminster Way
Clearwater, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Carriage Lane

106 Carriage Lane Drive
Wagener, South Carolina
Affordable

Salley

255 Poplar St
Salley, South Carolina

Kalmia Apartments

1600 Kalmia Lane
Graniteville, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Aiken County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Aiken County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Aiken, SC Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Aiken.
Affordable Housing In Clearwater, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Clearwater.
Affordable Housing In Gloverville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Gloverville.
Affordable Housing In Graniteville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Graniteville.
Affordable Housing In New Ellenton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in New Ellenton.
Affordable Housing In North Augusta, SC Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in North Augusta.
Affordable Housing In Salley, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Salley.
Affordable Housing In Wagener, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wagener.
Affordable Housing In Warrenville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Warrenville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Aiken County, 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
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 County.

Aiken County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

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 899 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 $915 and $1,119.

2023 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
Aiken County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $750 $890 $1,017 $1,369 $1,675
Aiken County, 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 County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 2,006
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 $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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Aiken County 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 County 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 County 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