Blacksburg, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 120 income based apartments in Blacksburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Blacksburg that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Blacksburg, South Carolina

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

Blacksburg Terrace

208 W Carolina St
Blacksburg, South Carolina
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Chestnut Hills

206 E. Clairborne Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
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Mulberry Ridge Apartments

200 W Carolina Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Blacksburg

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City Apartments
Gaffney, SC Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Gaffney.
Chesnee, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Chesnee.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Blacksburg, 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. 1 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 Blacksburg.

Blacksburg, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Blacksburg, South Carolina

Blacksburg features 120 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 Blacksburg, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blacksburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blacksburg, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blacksburg landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Blacksburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blacksburg, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $887.

2023 Blacksburg, 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
Blacksburg, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $605 $612 $806 $1,042 $1,175
Blacksburg, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $551 to $673 $725 to $887 $938 to $1,146 $1,058 to $1,293

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Blacksburg, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.97%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $25,083 ±$2,257
Median Rent $527 ±$136
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.17% ± 14.16pp
Total Population 1,975

Population and Household Demographics

Blacksburg is a city in Cherokee County, South Carolina with a population of 1,975. There are 680 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 43.97% of households in Blacksburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blacksburg

The median gross income for households in Blacksburg is $25,083 a year, or $2,090 a month. The median rent for the city is $527 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blacksburg, a household making less than $1,757 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Blacksburg.

Area Median Income In Blacksburg

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 Blacksburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Blacksburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,300

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 Blacksburg

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 Blacksburg

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