Johnston, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 80 income based apartments in Johnston where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 42 affordable apartments in Johnston that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Johnston, South Carolina

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

Park Avenue Apartments I & II

401 Park Avenue
Johnston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Hazelwood Manor

1202 Calhoun St
Johnston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Ouzts Street Apartments

0 Ouzts Street, May St
Johnston, South Carolina

Edisto Plaza Apartments

304 Slide Hill Road
Johnston, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Johnston

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City Apartments
Edgefield, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Edgefield.
Trenton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Trenton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Johnston, 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. 1 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 Johnston.

Johnston, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Johnston, South Carolina

Johnston features 80 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 Johnston, South Carolina

There are 42 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Johnston, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Johnston landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Johnston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Johnston, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2023 Johnston, 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
Johnston, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $750 $890 $1,017 $1,369 $1,675
Johnston, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $801 to $979 $915 to $1,119 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Johnston, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $31,250 ±$6,023
Median Rent $593 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.09% ± 16.19pp
Total Population 2,284

Population and Household Demographics

Johnston is a city in Edgefield County, South Carolina with a population of 2,284. There are 850 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 43.65% of households in Johnston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnston

The median gross income for households in Johnston is $31,250 a year, or $2,604 a month. The median rent for the city is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnston, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnston.

Area Median Income In Johnston

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 Johnston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Edgefield County.

In Johnston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,100

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 Johnston

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 Johnston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Johnston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Johnston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Johnston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300