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Affordable Housing In Berkeley County
South Carolina

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berkeley County

Osprey Place

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

Northbridge Court Apartments

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

Marshside Village

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

Haven Oaks Apartments

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

St. Frances Villas

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

Greentree North Apartments

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

Colony Square Apartments

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

Appian Way Apartments

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

Marion Manor Apartments

131 Hotel Street
St. Stephen, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Country Lane Apartments

105 Debby Lane
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR

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 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,067 affordable apartments for rent in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Berkeley County features 2,086 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 1,981 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 $1,061 and $1,297.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $907 $1,035 $1,179 $1,535 $2,012
Payment Standard Range $816 to $998 $932 to $1,139 $1,061 to $1,297 $1,382 to $1,689 $1,811 to $2,213

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berkeley County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 4,067
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.

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 $81,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,050 $19,450 $21,900 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,500 $43,750 $47,000 $50,250 $53,500
80% of Median $45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550

Cities In Berkeley County

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