Affordable Housing In Dorchester County
South Carolina

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dorchester County

Woodland Park Apartments

101 Sharon Ln
St George, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Villas at Oakbrook

2041 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR

Winfield Apartments

138 Judge St
Harleyville, South Carolina

Cedarwood Apartments

300 Reed St
St George, South Carolina
Subsidized

Dorchester Village

651 SW Railroad Ave
St George, South Carolina
Subsidized

Winfield Apartments Phase II

138 Judge Street
Harleyville, South Carolina
Subsidized

St George Properties

205 Sharon Ln
St George, South Carolina

Woodland Park Apartments

113 Sharon Ln
St George, South Carolina

Sharon Lane Apartments

123 Sharon Ln
St George, South Carolina

Woodland Park Apts

113 Sharon Ln
St. George, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Dorchester County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dorchester County, South Carolina

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 366 affordable apartments for rent in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Dorchester County features 180 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 Dorchester County, South Carolina

There are 186 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dorchester County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dorchester County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dorchester County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dorchester County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dorchester County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.

2021 Dorchester 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
Dorchester County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,000 $1,059 $1,207 $1,544 $2,010
Dorchester County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $900 to $1,100 $953 to $1,165 $1,086 to $1,328 $1,390 to $1,698 $1,809 to $2,211

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dorchester County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 366
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 180
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $54,901 ±$1,488
Median Rent $947 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.87% ± 3.58pp
Total Population 145,715

Population and Household Demographics

Dorchester County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 145,715. There are 51,856 households in the county with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 30.55% of households in Dorchester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dorchester County

The median gross income for households in Dorchester County is $54,901 a year, or $4,575 a month. The median rent for the county is $947 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dorchester County, a household making less than $3,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Dorchester County.

Area Median Income In Dorchester 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 Dorchester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750

Cities In Dorchester County

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City Served By
Harleyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harleyville is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Reevesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reevesville is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Ridgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgeville is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
St George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St George is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
St. George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. George is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.