Clearwater, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 104 income based apartments in Clearwater where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Clearwater that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Clearwater, South Carolina

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

Clearwater Village Apartments

5016 Westminster Way
Clearwater, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Clearwater

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City Apartments
Aiken, SC Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Aiken.
North Augusta, SC Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in North Augusta.
Gloverville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Gloverville.
Graniteville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Graniteville.
New Ellenton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in New Ellenton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Clearwater, 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. 3 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 Clearwater.

Clearwater, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Clearwater, South Carolina

Clearwater features 104 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 Clearwater, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clearwater, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clearwater landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clearwater.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clearwater, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2023 Clearwater, 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
Clearwater, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $750 $890 $1,017 $1,369 $1,675
Clearwater, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $801 to $979 $915 to $1,119 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clearwater, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 104
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $30,123 ±$6,547
Median Rent $528 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.3% ± 20.98pp
Total Population 4,497

Population and Household Demographics

Clearwater is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina with a population of 4,497. There are 1,936 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 40.19% of households in Clearwater are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clearwater

The median gross income for households in Clearwater is $30,123 a year, or $2,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clearwater, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Clearwater.

Area Median Income In Clearwater

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 Clearwater, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aiken County.

In Clearwater, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,100

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 Clearwater

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 Clearwater

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clearwater AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clearwater AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clearwater AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300