Affordable Housing In Anderson
Anderson County, South Carolina

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Anderson

Fairview Gardens

1101 Williamston Rd
Anderson, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Meadow Run Apartments

3301 Abbeville Hwy
Anderson, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Belton Woods

110 Howard Ln
Anderson, South Carolina
$630
1 BR

Mt Vernon Place Apartments

203 Miracle Mile #183
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized

Kingston Pointe II

210 Hales Dr
Anderson, South Carolina

Cypress Park Apartments

100 Challenge Court
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Baptist VI

403 Rosewood Dr
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Prospects Housing Corporation

112 Genesis Cir
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Friendship Court, Lp

719 W Mauldin St
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized

Jonathans Joy

66 Jonathans Joy Cir
Anderson, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Anderson, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Anderson, South Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Anderson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Anderson, South Carolina

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,972 affordable apartments for rent in Anderson, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson features 945 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 Anderson, South Carolina

There are 1,027 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anderson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Anderson, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Anderson landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Anderson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Anderson, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $750 and $916.

2022 Anderson, 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
Anderson, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $634 $665 $833 $1,062 $1,418
Anderson, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $571 to $697 $599 to $732 $750 to $916 $956 to $1,168 $1,276 to $1,560

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Anderson, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,972
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 945
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $30,526 ±$3,083
Median Rent $623 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.36% ± 5.84pp
Total Population 26,978

Population and Household Demographics

Anderson is a city in Anderson County, South Carolina with a population of 26,978. There are 10,778 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 49.31% of households in Anderson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anderson

The median gross income for households in Anderson is $30,526 a year, or $2,544 a month. The median rent for the city is $623 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anderson, a household making less than $2,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Anderson.

Area Median Income In Anderson

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

In Anderson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Anderson

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 Anderson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Anderson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Anderson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Anderson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,200 $43,650 $49,100 $54,550 $58,950 $63,300 $67,650 $72,050