Aiken County, South Carolina Affordable Housing

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.

Arh, Inc

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

Vincent Village

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

Neh, Inc

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

Independent Living Horizons Ten

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

North Augusta Gardens

310 W Hugh Street
North Augusta, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

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

Brookstone Apartments

10 Murrah Road Ext
North Augusta, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Aiken County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Aiken County

City Apartments
Aiken, SC Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Aiken.
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.

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