Darlington, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 550 income based apartments in Darlington where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 100 affordable apartments in Darlington that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Darlington, South Carolina

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

Carolina Pointe

201 Saleeby Loop
Darlington, South Carolina
$677-782
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Springfield Apartments

100 Springfield Cir
Darlington, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Washington Square

600 Washington St
Darlington, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Indian Creek

415 N Main Street
Darlington, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

New Swift Creek Villa Apartments

411 Wells Street
Darlington, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Pecan Grove

105 Price Ct
Darlington, South Carolina
Affordable

Pine Village

301 Bacote St
Darlington, South Carolina

M02 03 Autumnrun Wells St Rh

405 Wells St
Darlington, South Carolina
Affordable

Darlington Downtown Lofts

201 Orange St
Darlington, South Carolina
Affordable

Palmetto Apts (Hb)

200 Palmetto Cir
Darlington, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Darlington

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Darlington

City Apartments
Hartsville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 13 apartment communities in Hartsville.
Lamar, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lamar.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Darlington, 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
Housing Authority of Darlington 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 Darlington.

Darlington, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Darlington, South Carolina

Darlington features 550 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 Darlington, South Carolina

There are 100 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Darlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Darlington, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Darlington, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2023 Darlington, 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
Darlington, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $665 $669 $807 $1,023 $1,173
Darlington, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $599 to $732 $602 to $736 $726 to $888 $921 to $1,125 $1,056 to $1,290

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Darlington, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 650
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 550
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $26,667 ±$3,290
Median Rent $612 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.29% ± 12.11pp
Total Population 6,212

Population and Household Demographics

Darlington is a city in Darlington County, South Carolina with a population of 6,212. There are 2,574 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 48.99% of households in Darlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Darlington

The median gross income for households in Darlington is $26,667 a year, or $2,222 a month. The median rent for the city is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Darlington, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Darlington.

Area Median Income In Darlington

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 Darlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Darlington County.

In Darlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,500

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 Darlington

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 Darlington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Darlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,150 $34,550 $36,900 $39,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Darlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,850 $23,800 $26,800 $29,750 $32,150 $34,550 $36,900 $39,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Darlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,350 $38,100 $42,850 $47,600 $51,450 $55,250 $59,050 $62,850