Goose Creek, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 96 income based apartments in Goose Creek where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 376 affordable apartments in Goose Creek that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Goose Creek, South Carolina

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

Etiwan Place

109 Central Ave
Goose Creek, South Carolina
1 BR
Affordable

Shannon Park Apartments

103 Central Ave
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Crowfield Greene

179 Turnmill Dr
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Affordable

Hallmark Timberlake

1000 Hallmark Dr
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Affordable

The Preserve at Collins Park

2000 Harbour Lake Dr
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Goose Creek

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Goose Creek, 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
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 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 Goose Creek.

Goose Creek, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Goose Creek, South Carolina

Goose Creek features 96 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 Goose Creek, South Carolina

There are 376 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Goose Creek.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Goose Creek, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Goose Creek landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Goose Creek.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Goose Creek, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,380 and $1,686.

2023 Goose Creek, 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
Goose Creek, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,328 $1,357 $1,533 $1,906 $2,397
Goose Creek, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $1,195 to $1,461 $1,221 to $1,493 $1,380 to $1,686 $1,715 to $2,097 $2,157 to $2,637

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Goose Creek, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 472
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $61,122 ±$3,421
Median Rent $1,100 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.25% ± 6.54pp
Total Population 39,408

Population and Household Demographics

Goose Creek is a city in Berkeley County, South Carolina with a population of 39,408. There are 13,261 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 35.08% of households in Goose Creek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Goose Creek

The median gross income for households in Goose Creek is $61,122 a year, or $5,094 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,100 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Goose Creek, a household making less than $3,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Goose Creek.

Area Median Income In Goose Creek

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 Goose Creek, the AMI is calculated from all households within Berkeley County.

In Goose Creek, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 Goose Creek

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 Goose Creek

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Goose Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Goose Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,150 $36,750 $41,350 $45,900 $49,600 $53,250 $56,950 $60,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Goose Creek AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,450 $58,800 $66,150 $73,450 $79,350 $85,250 $91,100 $97,000