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Affordable Housing In Fairfield County
South Carolina

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield County

Winnfield West Apartments

338 US Highway 321 Bypass North
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Subsidized

Laurelwood I & II

16A Laurelwood Ct
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Castlewood Apartments

200 Castlewood Dr
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Evans Knoll Apartments

701 W Moultrie St
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Dogwood Apartments

250 W. Church Street
Ridgeway, South Carolina
Subsidized

The Pointe at Blythewood

423 Main Street
Blythewood, South Carolina

Deerwood Apartments ( Winnsboro Apartments )

300 Winnsboro Ln
Winnsboro, South Carolina

Castlewood Apartments, Phase II

700 Calhoun St
Winnsboro, South Carolina

Winnsboro Arms, Lp

61 Winnsboro Arms Drive
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, South Carolina

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 586 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina

Fairfield County features 222 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 Fairfield County, South Carolina

There are 364 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfield County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Fairfield County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfield County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $867 and $1,059.

2021 Fairfield 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
Fairfield County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $782 $845 $963 $1,236 $1,527
Fairfield County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $704 to $860 $761 to $930 $867 to $1,059 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,374 to $1,680

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 586
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 222
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $36,004 ±$4,051
Median Rent $666 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.97% ± 9.49pp
Total Population 23,108

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfield County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 23,108. There are 8,990 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 27.29% of households in Fairfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfield County

The median gross income for households in Fairfield County is $36,004 a year, or $3,000 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfield County, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfield County.

Area Median Income In Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200

Cities In Fairfield County

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City Served By
Blythewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blythewood is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Jenkinsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenkinsville is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Ridgeway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgeway is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Winnsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnsboro is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Winnsboro Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnsboro Mills is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.