Affordable Housing In Berkeley County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 2,170 income based apartments in Berkeley County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,498 affordable apartments in Berkeley County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Berkeley County, South Carolina

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

Osprey Place

2390 Baker Hospital Blvd
North Charleston, South Carolina
$590-885
2-3 BR
Affordable

Northbridge Court Apartments

110 Northbridge Ct
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Marshside Village

4045 Gullah Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wedgewood Apartments II

109 Hood St
St. Stephen, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

NCR Buskirk, LLC

5641 Buskirk Street
North Charleston, South Carolina
$440
1 BR

Lake Pointe Apartments

100 Lake Pointe Ave
Summerville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Haven Oaks Apartments

523 Orangeburg Rd # H9
Summerville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

St. Frances Villas

109 Bradley Rd
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Etiwan Place

109 Central Ave
Goose Creek, South Carolina
1 BR
Affordable

Greentree North Apartments

2630 Otranto Rd
North Charleston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Berkeley County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Berkeley County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Goose Creek, SC Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Goose Creek.
Affordable Housing In Hanahan, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Hanahan.
Affordable Housing In Ladson, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Ladson.
Affordable Housing In Moncks Corner, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Moncks Corner.
Affordable Housing In North Charleston, SC Affordable Housing programs support 23 apartment communities in North Charleston.
Affordable Housing In St. Stephen, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in St. Stephen.
Affordable Housing In Summerville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Summerville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Berkeley County, 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 Berkeley County.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Berkeley County features 2,170 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 Berkeley County, South Carolina

There are 2,498 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berkeley County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Berkeley County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Berkeley County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Berkeley County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Berkeley County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,380 and $1,686.

2023 Berkeley County, 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
Berkeley County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,328 $1,357 $1,533 $1,906 $2,397
Berkeley County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $1,195 to $1,461 $1,221 to $1,493 $1,380 to $1,686 $1,715 to $2,097 $2,157 to $2,637

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berkeley County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 59
Total Low Income Apartments 4,668
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,170
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.

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 $96,400

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Berkeley County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Berkeley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Berkeley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,150 $36,750 $41,350 $45,900 $49,600 $53,250 $56,950 $60,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Berkeley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,450 $58,800 $66,150 $73,450 $79,350 $85,250 $91,100 $97,000