Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 706 income based apartments in Cherokee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 377 affordable apartments in Cherokee County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cherokee County, South Carolina

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

Iveywood Park Apartments

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

Blacksburg Terrace

208 W Carolina St
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Autumn Glen Villas

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

Huntington Square Apartments

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

Redwood Village Apartments

100 Redwood Cir
Gaffney, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Town and Country Apartments

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

Walker Street Apartments

400 Walker Street
Chesnee, South Carolina

Peachtree Apartments

100 Killion Dr
Gaffney, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Christopher Lynn Estates

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

Chestnut Hills

206 E. Clairborne Street
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cherokee County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Blacksburg, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blacksburg.
Affordable Housing In Chesnee, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Chesnee.
Affordable Housing In Gaffney, SC Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Gaffney.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cherokee County, 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 Cherokee County.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina

Cherokee County features 706 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 $725 and $887.

2023 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
Cherokee County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $605 $612 $806 $1,042 $1,175
Cherokee County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $551 to $673 $725 to $887 $938 to $1,146 $1,058 to $1,293

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cherokee County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,083
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 706
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 $57,300

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cherokee County 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 Cherokee County 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 Cherokee County 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