Barnwell, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 247 income based apartments in Barnwell where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 133 affordable apartments in Barnwell that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Barnwell, South Carolina

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

Litchfield Apartments

260 Litchfield St
Barnwell, South Carolina

Barnwell IV

1904 Lemon Park Dr
Barnwell, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Colony West Apartments of Barnwell

29 Colony West Street
Barnwell, South Carolina
Affordable

Maple Glen

1810 Clinton St Ste 33
Barnwell, South Carolina
Affordable

Barnwell Arms

185 Thomas St
Barnwell, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

M03 99southeasternhsgfound Rh

PO Box 1326
Barnwell, South Carolina
Affordable

Orangeburg New Development

36 Canna St
Barnwell, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Barnwell

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City Apartments
Williston, SC Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Williston.
Blackville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blackville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Barnwell, 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 Barnwell.

Barnwell, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Barnwell, South Carolina

Barnwell features 247 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 Barnwell, South Carolina

There are 133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnwell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barnwell, South Carolina

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

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

2023 Barnwell, 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
Barnwell, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $607 $611 $780 $1,041 $1,088
Barnwell, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $550 to $672 $702 to $858 $937 to $1,145 $979 to $1,197

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Barnwell, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 380
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $22,672 ±$11,429
Median Rent $625 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.58% ± 15.56pp
Total Population 4,664

Population and Household Demographics

Barnwell is a city in Barnwell County, South Carolina with a population of 4,664. There are 1,742 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 44.72% of households in Barnwell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnwell

The median gross income for households in Barnwell is $22,672 a year, or $1,889 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnwell, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnwell.

Area Median Income In Barnwell

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

In Barnwell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,400

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 Barnwell

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 Barnwell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barnwell 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 Barnwell 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 Barnwell 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