Affordable Housing In Fort Lawn
Chester County, South Carolina

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Lawn, South Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Lawn, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Lawn, South Carolina

Fort Lawn features 0 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 Fort Lawn, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Lawn, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Lawn landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Fort Lawn.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Lawn, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $641 and $783.

2022 Fort Lawn, 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
Fort Lawn, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $569 $572 $712 $966 $1,105
Fort Lawn, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $512 to $626 $515 to $629 $641 to $783 $869 to $1,063 $995 to $1,216

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Lawn, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.19%
Average Renter Household Size 3.12
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $32,500 ±$8,964
Median Rent $542 ±$220
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.26% ± 27.55pp
Total Population 940

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Lawn is a city in Chester County, South Carolina with a population of 940. There are 332 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 23.19% of households in Fort Lawn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Lawn

The median gross income for households in Fort Lawn is $32,500 a year, or $2,708 a month. The median rent for the city is $542 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Lawn, a household making less than $1,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Lawn.

Area Median Income In Fort Lawn

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 Fort Lawn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chester County.

In Fort Lawn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,100

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 Fort Lawn

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 Fort Lawn

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Lawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,700 $32,950 $35,250 $37,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Lawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,900 $22,750 $25,600 $28,400 $30,700 $32,950 $35,250 $37,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Lawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,850 $36,400 $40,950 $45,450 $49,100 $52,750 $56,400 $60,000