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Affordable Housing In Chesnee
Cherokee County, South Carolina

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chesnee

Clc Community Living

180 N Georgia Ave
Chesnee, South Carolina
Disabled Supportive Housing

Virginia Avenue Apartments

202 S Virginia Ave
Chesnee, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Chesnee

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chesnee, South Carolina

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Chesnee, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Chesnee, South Carolina

Chesnee features 40 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 Chesnee, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chesnee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chesnee, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chesnee landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Chesnee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chesnee, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $649 and $793.

2021 Chesnee, 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 $476 $547 $721 $920 $1,165
Payment Standard Range $428 to $524 $492 to $602 $649 to $793 $828 to $1,012 $1,049 to $1,282

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chesnee, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $19,516 ±$3,006
Median Rent $490 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.34% ± 17.16pp
Total Population 717

Population and Household Demographics

Chesnee is a city in Cherokee County, South Carolina with a population of 717. There are 334 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 52.1% of households in Chesnee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chesnee

The median gross income for households in Chesnee is $19,516 a year, or $1,626 a month. The median rent for the city is $490 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chesnee, a household making less than $1,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Chesnee.

Area Median Income In Chesnee

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 Chesnee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Chesnee, 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 Chesnee

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 Chesnee

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