Affordable Housing In Darlington County
South Carolina

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Darlington County

Brockington Heights

201 Saleeby Loop
Darlington, SC
2-3 BR

Forest Ridge Apartments

1212 Myrtle Street
Hartsville, SC

Magnolia Senior Village

131 Sojourner Way
Hartsville, SC
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Associates of Lamar

620 E Jackson St
Lamar, SC

Hartsville Special Housing, Inc

110 E Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Washington Square

600 Washington St
Darlington, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome

Indian Creek

415 N Main Street
Darlington, SC

Swift Creek Apartments, Alp

405 Swift Creek d
Hartsville, SC

New Swift Creek Villa Apartments

411 Wells Street
Darlington, SC

Pecan Grove

105 Price Ct
Darlington, SC
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Darlington County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Darlington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Hartsville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Darlington County, South Carolina

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,158 affordable apartments for rent in Darlington County, South Carolina. Darlington County features 827 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 331 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Darlington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Darlington County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,158
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 827
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $35,409 ±$1,934
Median Rent $623 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.21% ± 4.88pp
Total Population 67,922

Population and Household Demographics

Darlington County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 67,922. There are 26,417 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 32.3% of households in Darlington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Darlington County

The median gross income for households in Darlington County is $35,409 a year, or $2,951 a month. The median rent for the county is $623 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Darlington County, a household making less than $2,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Darlington County.1

Area Median Income In Darlington 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 Darlington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,600

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 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 Darlington County HUD Rental Assistance in Darlington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,200 $31,350 $33,500 $35,650
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $27,000 $29,200 $31,350 $33,500 $35,650
80% of Median $30,250 $34,600 $38,900 $43,200 $46,700 $50,150 $53,600 $57,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Darlington County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 432 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Darlington County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Darlington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $27,000 $29,200 $31,350 $33,500 $35,650
60% of Median $22,680 $25,920 $29,160 $32,400 $35,040 $37,620 $40,200 $42,780

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Darlington County is $29,160 a year, or $2,430 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,430 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $729 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $473 $506 $608 $703 $784 $864
60% $567 $608 $729 $843 $941 $1,037
Fair Market Rents in Darlington County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$496 $595 $692 $912 $942

Cities In Darlington County

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City Listings Served By
Hartsville 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hartsville is the Housing Authority of Hartsville.
Darlington 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darlington is the Housing Authority of Darlington.
Lamar 1
Lydia 0
North Hartsville 0
Society Hill 0