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Affordable Housing In Brookdale
Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Brookdale

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brookdale, South Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Brookdale, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Brookdale, South Carolina

Brookdale features 0 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 Brookdale, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brookdale, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brookdale landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Brookdale.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brookdale, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $589 and $719.

2020 Brookdale, 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 $558 $569 $654 $830 $1,059
Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $512 to $626 $589 to $719 $747 to $913 $953 to $1,165

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brookdale, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $19,379 ±$2,847
Median Rent $547 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.76% ± 12.48pp
Total Population 4,289

Population and Household Demographics

Brookdale is a city in Orangeburg County, South Carolina with a population of 4,289. There are 1,705 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 48.39% of households in Brookdale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brookdale

The median gross income for households in Brookdale is $19,379 a year, or $1,615 a month. The median rent for the city is $547 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brookdale, a household making less than $1,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Brookdale.

Area Median Income In Brookdale

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 Brookdale, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orangeburg County.

In Brookdale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Brookdale

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 Brookdale

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