Affordable Housing In Camden
Kershaw County, South Carolina

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Camden

Rivers Edge Apartments

971 Wateree Blvd
Camden, South Carolina
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Lafayette Square Apartments

300 Lafayette Way Apt 2-E
Camden, South Carolina
$409
2 BR

Canterbury Apartments

103 E Canterbury Lane
Camden, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Cedarbrook Camden

1001 Campbell Street
Camden, South Carolina

Riverwinds Apartments

1324 Old River Rd
Camden, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Chestnut Ferry Court, Inc

47 Chestnut Ferry Rd
Camden, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Trinity Methodist Church Apartments Inc

401 Church St
Camden, South Carolina
Subsidized

Kershaw Special Housing, Inc

975 Wateree Boulevard
Camden, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Steeplechase Apartments

1821 Hasty Rd
Camden, South Carolina
Subsidized

M03 Camdencove Rh

328 Ballfield Rd
Camden, South Carolina
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Camden, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Camden, South Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Camden, South Carolina

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 746 affordable apartments for rent in Camden, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Camden, South Carolina

Camden features 620 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 Camden, South Carolina

There are 126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Camden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Camden, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Camden landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Camden.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Camden, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2022 Camden, 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
Camden, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $647 $667 $760 $1,067 $1,301
Camden, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $582 to $712 $600 to $734 $684 to $836 $960 to $1,174 $1,171 to $1,431

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Camden, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 746
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 620
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $41,351 ±$8,767
Median Rent $729 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.48% ± 16.01pp
Total Population 6,982

Population and Household Demographics

Camden is a city in Kershaw County, South Carolina with a population of 6,982. There are 3,131 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 29.22% of households in Camden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Camden

The median gross income for households in Camden is $41,351 a year, or $3,446 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Camden, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Camden.

Area Median Income In Camden

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 Camden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kershaw County.

In Camden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Camden

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 Camden

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Camden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300