Central, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 148 income based apartments in Central where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 284 affordable apartments in Central that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Central, South Carolina

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

Hunters Glen Apartments

854 Issaqueena Trail
Central, South Carolina
$729-957
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

McDaniel Street Apartments

McDaniel Ave,Dunwoody Ave,135 Horton S
Central, South Carolina

Sixty - Two Plaza Central, Inc

105 Plaza Ct
Central, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hunters Glen

854 Issaqueena Trl
Central, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Central Senior Apartments

Wesleyan Dr And Main St
Central, South Carolina
Affordable

Timberland ( Aka Central Senior )

103 Whispering Maple Dr
Central, South Carolina
Affordable

Ridge Crest Apartments

743 Issaqueena Trl
Central, South Carolina
Affordable

Preston Pointe

201 Tiliwa Ct
Central, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Central

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Central

City Apartments
Liberty, SC Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Liberty.
Pickens, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Pickens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Central, 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 Central.

Central, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Central, South Carolina

Central features 148 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 Central, South Carolina

There are 284 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Central.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Central, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Central landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Central.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Central, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $946 and $1,156.

2023 Central, 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
Central, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $865 $931 $1,051 $1,344 $1,628
Central, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $838 to $1,024 $946 to $1,156 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,465 to $1,791

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Central, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 432
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 75.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $26,212 ±$2,975
Median Rent $665 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.21% ± 13.34pp
Total Population 5,160

Population and Household Demographics

Central is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina with a population of 5,160. There are 1,866 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 75.94% of households in Central are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Central

The median gross income for households in Central is $26,212 a year, or $2,184 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Central, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Central.

Area Median Income In Central

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 Central, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pickens County.

In Central, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Central

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 Central

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Central AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Central AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Central AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000