Cheraw, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 508 income based apartments in Cheraw where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 62 affordable apartments in Cheraw that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cheraw, South Carolina

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

Arrowhead Place Apartments, Inc

1200 State Rd
Cheraw, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

River Birch Apartments

117 Huger Street
Cheraw, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Chesterfield Courts, Inc

712 State Rd
Cheraw, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Third Street Apartments

106 3rd St
Cheraw, South Carolina
Affordable

Cool Breeze Crossing

600 Cool Breeze Crossing Dr
Cheraw, South Carolina
Affordable

Greystone III Apartments

101 Agerton St
Cheraw, South Carolina
Affordable

West Forest Apartments

300 Moffat Dr
Cheraw, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Gillespie Ingram Motley

100 Fred Harris Dr
Cheraw, South Carolina

West Pines Apts

113 Clyde Avenue
Cheraw, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Cheraw

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cheraw

City Apartments
Pageland, SC Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Pageland.
Jefferson, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Jefferson.
Chesterfield, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Chesterfield.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cheraw, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cheraw Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cheraw.

Cheraw, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cheraw, South Carolina

Cheraw features 508 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 Cheraw, South Carolina

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cheraw.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cheraw, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cheraw landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cheraw.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cheraw, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Cheraw, 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
Cheraw, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $639 $642 $780 $1,012 $1,071
Cheraw, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $578 to $706 $702 to $858 $911 to $1,113 $964 to $1,178

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cheraw, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 570
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 508
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $23,838 ±$10,494
Median Rent $525 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.55% ± 17.25pp
Total Population 5,800

Population and Household Demographics

Cheraw is a city in Chesterfield County, South Carolina with a population of 5,800. There are 2,376 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 55.56% of households in Cheraw are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cheraw

The median gross income for households in Cheraw is $23,838 a year, or $1,987 a month. The median rent for the city is $525 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cheraw, a household making less than $1,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Cheraw.

Area Median Income In Cheraw

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 Cheraw, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chesterfield County.

In Cheraw, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,300

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 Cheraw

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 Cheraw

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cheraw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cheraw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cheraw AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150