Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County
Housing Authorities that serve Cherokee County
|South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, South Carolina
There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,055 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina
Cherokee County features 678 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 Cherokee County, South Carolina
There are 377 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $593 and $725.
2020 Cherokee 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||$429||$500||$659||$836||$1,073|
|Payment Standard Range||$386 to $472||$450 to $550||$593 to $725||$752 to $920||$966 to $1,180|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Cherokee County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||21|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,055|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||678|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||32.07%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.76|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Median Household Income||$35,389 ±$2,199|
|Median Rent||$633 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.97% ± 4.61pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Cherokee County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 55,863. There are 20,523 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 32.07% of households in Cherokee County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County
The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $35,389 a year, or $2,949 a month. The median rent for the county is $633 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.
Area Median Income In Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200
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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County
|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|
Cities In Cherokee County
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|Blacksburg||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blacksburg is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Chesnee||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesnee is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|East Gaffney||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Gaffney is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Gaffney||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaffney are the Gaffney Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Smyrna||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smyrna is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|