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Affordable Housing In Blacksburg
Cherokee County, South Carolina

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blacksburg

Blacksburg Terrace

208 W Carolina St
Blacksburg, South Carolina

Chestnut Hills

206 E. Clairborne Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina

Mulberry Ridge Apartments

200 W Carolina Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Blacksburg

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blacksburg, South Carolina

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Blacksburg, South Carolina.

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 $649 and $793.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $476 $547 $721 $920 $1,165
Payment Standard Range $428 to $524 $492 to $602 $649 to $793 $828 to $1,012 $1,049 to $1,282

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $52,200

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
50% of Median $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
80% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350