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Affordable Housing In Charleston County
South Carolina

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Charleston County

Magnolia Downs Apartments

115 Magnolia Rd
Charleston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Grand Oak

1830 Magwood Dr
Charleston, South Carolina
Accessible
62+

Grandview

1850 Magwood Dr
Charleston, South Carolina
Accessible
62+

North Central Apartments

1054 King St
Charleston, South Carolina
Accessible
62+

Rutledge Place

554 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, South Carolina
Accessible
62+

Sea Island Apartments

3672 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, South Carolina

Seven Farms

305 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
62+

Shady Grove

1725 Savage Rd
Charleston, South Carolina

The Shires

1020 Little John Dr
Charleston, South Carolina

Ashley Arms Apartments

1120 Crull Dr
Charleston, South Carolina
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Charleston County

Housing Authority Programs
Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Charleston County, South Carolina

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,289 affordable apartments for rent in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina

Charleston County features 2,688 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 Charleston County, South Carolina

There are 1,601 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charleston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charleston County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Charleston County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,061 and $1,297.

2020 Charleston County, 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 $907 $1,035 $1,179 $1,535 $2,012
Payment Standard Range $816 to $998 $932 to $1,139 $1,061 to $1,297 $1,382 to $1,689 $1,811 to $2,213

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Charleston County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 4,289
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,688
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $53,437 ±$1,055
Median Rent $992 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.43% ± 2.01pp
Total Population 372,904

Population and Household Demographics

Charleston County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 372,904. There are 148,018 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 39.37% of households in Charleston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Charleston County

The median gross income for households in Charleston County is $53,437 a year, or $4,453 a month. The median rent for the county is $992 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charleston County, a household making less than $3,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Charleston County.

Area Median Income In Charleston County

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.

In Charleston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,000

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 Charleston County

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 Charleston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,050 $19,450 $21,900 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,500 $43,750 $47,000 $50,250 $53,500
80% of Median $45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550

Cities In Charleston County

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City Served By
Awendaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Awendaw is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Charleston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charleston are the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Folly Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folly Beach is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hollywood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollywood is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Isle of Palms The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Isle of Palms is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Johns Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johns Island is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Kiawah Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiawah Island is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lincolnville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnville is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
McClellanville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McClellanville is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Meggett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meggett is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Mount Pleasant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasant is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ravenel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravenel is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rockville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockville is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Seabrook Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seabrook Island is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Sullivan's Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sullivan's Island is the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.