Affordable Housing In Hampton County
South Carolina

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hampton County

Seagrove Village

100 Liberty St N
Estill, SC
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1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Parrish Greene

57 Parrish Greene Lane
Estill, SC
HCV Welcome

Varnville II, Varnville Area Housing Corp

160 Ginn St
Varnville, SC
Subsidized

Varnville I

516 Ginn St
Varnville, SC
Subsidized

Fairwood Apartments

170 Grayson Street East
Estill, SC
Subsidized

Litchfield - Hampton Gardens, Alp

911 Holly St W
Hampton, SC
Subsidized

Estill Village

210 Grayson St E
Estill, SC
Subsidized

Holly Ridge of Hampton

801 Holly St W
Hampton, SC
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Hampton County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hampton County, South Carolina

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 298 affordable apartments for rent in Hampton County, South Carolina. Hampton County features 246 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 52 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hampton County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hampton County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 298
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $31,410 ±$1,875
Median Rent $628 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.51% ± 6.49pp
Total Population 20,473

Population and Household Demographics

Hampton County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 20,473. There are 7,530 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 24.86% of households in Hampton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hampton County

The median gross income for households in Hampton County is $31,410 a year, or $2,618 a month. The median rent for the county is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hampton County, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Hampton County.1

Area Median Income In Hampton 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 Hampton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,800

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 Hampton 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 Hampton County HUD Rental Assistance in Hampton 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 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hampton County

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

From 1987 to 1996, 3 low income apartment communities containing 89 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hampton 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 Hampton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

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 Hampton County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 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% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Hampton 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
$495 $498 $651 $884 $1,113

Cities In Hampton County

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City Listings Served By
Hampton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Estill 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Estill is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Varnville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Varnville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Brunson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brunson is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Furman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Furman is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Gifford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gifford is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Luray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luray is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Scotia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotia is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.