Affordable Housing In Berkeley County
South Carolina

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berkeley County

Osprey Place

2390 Baker Hospital Blvd
North Charleston, SC
$590-885
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Northbridge Court Apartments

110 Northbridge Ct
Moncks Corner, SC
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Marshside Village

4045 Gullah Ave
North Charleston, SC
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Haven Oaks Apartments

523 Orangeburg Rd # H9
Summerville, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Greentree North Apartments

2630 Otranto Rd
North Charleston, SC
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Subsidized

Colony Square Apartments

1100 River Rd
Hanahan, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Appian Way Apartments

8465 Patriot Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Marion Manor Apartments

131 Hotel Street
St. Stephen, SC
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Country Lane Apartments

105 Debby Lane
Moncks Corner, SC
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Keys

246 Pidgeon Bay Rd
Summerville, SC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Berkeley County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Berkeley County, South Carolina

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,496 affordable apartments for rent in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Berkeley County features 2,086 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,410 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berkeley County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berkeley County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 4,496
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,086
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $52,506 ±$1,116
Median Rent $981 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.13% ± 2.84pp
Total Population 193,613

Population and Household Demographics

Berkeley County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 193,613. There are 69,030 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 30.12% of households in Berkeley County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Berkeley County

The median gross income for households in Berkeley County is $52,506 a year, or $4,376 a month. The median rent for the county is $981 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Berkeley County, a household making less than $3,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Berkeley County.1

Area Median Income In Berkeley 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 Berkeley County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,900

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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley County HUD Rental Assistance in Berkeley County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,700 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $38,950 $42,100 $45,200 $48,300 $51,450
80% of Median $43,650 $49,850 $56,100 $62,300 $67,300 $72,300 $77,300 $82,250
Fair Market Rents in Berkeley 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
$907 $1,035 $1,179 $1,535 $2,012

Cities In Berkeley County

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City Listings Served By
North Charleston 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Charleston are the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, North Charleston Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Summerville 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summerville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Saint Stephen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Stephen is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Goose Creek 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goose Creek is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Hanahan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanahan is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Moncks Corner 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moncks Corner is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Ladson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ladson is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Bonneau 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonneau is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Bonneau Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonneau Beach is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Jamestown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Pinopolis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinopolis is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Russellville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russellville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
St. Stephen 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Stephen is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Sangaree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sangaree is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.