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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
South Carolina

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

Iveywood Park Apartments

112 Martin Ln
Gaffney, South Carolina
$545-595
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Autumn Glen Villas

611 West Buford Street
Gaffney, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Huntington Square Apartments

100 Huntington Square Dr
Gaffney, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Redwood Village Apartments

100 Redwood Cir
Gaffney, South Carolina
Subsidized

Blacksburg Terrace

208 W Carolina St
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Town and Country Apartments

106 Ellis Ferry Ave
Gaffney, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Peachtree Apartments

100 Killion Dr
Gaffney, South Carolina
Subsidized

Christopher Lynn Estates

Beltline Rd
Gaffney, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chestnut Hills

206 E. Clairborne Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Subsidized

Mulberry Ridge Apartments

200 W Carolina Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cherokee County

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 55,863

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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City Served By
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.