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Affordable Housing In Chester County
South Carolina

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chester County

Chester Manor Townhouses

100 Torbit St
Chester, South Carolina
Income Based
2-3 BR

Melrose Lane Apartments

300 Sunset Ave
Great Falls, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

New Chester Townhouses I & II

628 Lancaster St Hwy 301
Chester, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Center Street Apartments

301 Center Street
Chester, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ramsey Grove Apartments, Alp

553 Flint St
Chester, South Carolina

The Cottages of Chester Village, Inc

Off of Mccanless Rd
Chester, South Carolina
Elderly Supportive Housing

Saluda Apartments

100 Colt St
Chester, South Carolina

The Mcaliley

116 Main St
Chester, South Carolina

Arthur Underwood Manor

2678 Dawson Dr
Chester, South Carolina

Catawba Falls Apartments

810 Dearborn St
Great Falls, South Carolina
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Chester County, South Carolina

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 421 affordable apartments for rent in Chester County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Chester County, South Carolina

Chester County features 255 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 Chester County, South Carolina

There are 166 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chester County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $622 and $760.

2020 Chester 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 $521 $525 $691 $911 $1,044
Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $473 to $578 $622 to $760 $820 to $1,002 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chester County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 421
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 255
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $31,914 ±$1,775
Median Rent $591 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.49% ± 6.54pp
Total Population 32,556

Population and Household Demographics

Chester County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 32,556. There are 12,385 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 27.7% of households in Chester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chester County

The median gross income for households in Chester County is $31,914 a year, or $2,660 a month. The median rent for the county is $591 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chester County, a household making less than $1,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Chester County.

Area Median Income In Chester 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 Chester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,100

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 Chester 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 Chester 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 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% of Median $30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200

Cities In Chester County

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City Served By
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Chester Housing Authority.
Eureka Mill
Fort Lawn
Gayle Mill
Great Falls