Bamberg, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 168 income based apartments in Bamberg where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 64 affordable apartments in Bamberg that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Bamberg, South Carolina

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

Bamberg Village

40 Village Ct
Bamberg, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Bamberg East Apartments

120 Creekside Dr
Bamberg, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Seaborne Greene

174 Race St
Bamberg, South Carolina
Affordable

Ujima Apartments

94 Ujima Ct
Bamberg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bamberg Villa Apartments

40 Hawk Ct
Bamberg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Bamberg Village Apartments

712 North St
Bamberg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Bamberg

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Bamberg

City Apartments
Denmark, SC Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Denmark.
Ehrhardt, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Ehrhardt.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bamberg, 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 Bamberg.

Bamberg, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Bamberg, South Carolina

Bamberg features 168 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 Bamberg, South Carolina

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bamberg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bamberg, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bamberg landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bamberg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bamberg, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Bamberg, 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
Bamberg, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $589 $593 $780 $1,109 $1,217
Bamberg, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $534 to $652 $702 to $858 $998 to $1,220 $1,095 to $1,339

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bamberg, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 232
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 168
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $38,500 ±$8,274
Median Rent $635 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.78% ± 23.18pp
Total Population 3,501

Population and Household Demographics

Bamberg is a city in Bamberg County, South Carolina with a population of 3,501. There are 1,332 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 24.55% of households in Bamberg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bamberg

The median gross income for households in Bamberg is $38,500 a year, or $3,208 a month. The median rent for the city is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bamberg, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Bamberg.

Area Median Income In Bamberg

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

In Bamberg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,800

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 Bamberg

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 Bamberg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bamberg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bamberg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bamberg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150