Affordable Housing In Barnwell County
South Carolina

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barnwell County

Cottonwood Apartments

61 Cottonwood Circle
Williston, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Blackville Gardens Apartments

5539 Hilda Rd
Blackville, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Barnwell IV

1904 Lemon Park Dr
Barnwell, SC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Colony West Apartments of Barnwell

29 Colony West Street
Barnwell, SC
HCV Welcome

Country Trend

201 Harley Rd
Williston, SC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Williston Elderly Apartments

25 Camden Ct
Williston, SC
Subsidized

Hampton Apartments

1136 Hampton Ave
Blackville, SC
Subsidized

West Main Street

W Main St
Williston, SC
Subsidized

Maple Glen

1810 Clinton St Ste 33
Barnwell, SC
HCV Welcome

Barnwell Arms

185 Thomas St
Barnwell, SC
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Barnwell County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barnwell County, South Carolina

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 652 affordable apartments for rent in Barnwell County, South Carolina. Barnwell County features 447 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 205 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnwell County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Barnwell County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 652
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 447
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $34,336 ±$3,102
Median Rent $604 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.94% ± 8.03pp
Total Population 22,098

Population and Household Demographics

Barnwell County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 22,098. There are 8,344 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 27.06% of households in Barnwell County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnwell County

The median gross income for households in Barnwell County is $34,336 a year, or $2,861 a month. The median rent for the county is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnwell County, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnwell County.1

Area Median Income In Barnwell 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 Barnwell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,900

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 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 Barnwell County HUD Rental Assistance in Barnwell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Barnwell County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1998 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 210 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Barnwell County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Barnwell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Barnwell County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Barnwell County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$513 $572 $651 $851 $1,019

Cities In Barnwell County

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City Listings Served By
Blackville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blackville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Barnwell 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnwell is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Williston 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williston is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Elko 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elko is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Hilda 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilda is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Kline 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kline is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Snelling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snelling is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.