Affordable Housing In Kershaw County
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kershaw County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kershaw County, 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Kershaw County, South Carolina
|South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Kershaw County, South Carolina
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,194 affordable apartments for rent in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Kershaw County, South Carolina
Kershaw County features 916 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 Kershaw County, South Carolina
There are 278 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kershaw County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Kershaw County, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kershaw County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kershaw County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kershaw County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.
2022 Kershaw 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|
|Kershaw County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent||$647||$667||$760||$1,067||$1,301|
|Kershaw County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range||$582 to $712||$600 to $734||$684 to $836||$960 to $1,174||$1,171 to $1,431|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Kershaw County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,194|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||916|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||21.24%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.56|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Median Household Income||$43,622 ±$2,145|
|Median Rent||$680 ±$47|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||36.43% ± 5.59pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Kershaw County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 62,722. There are 24,194 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 21.24% of households in Kershaw County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Kershaw County
The median gross income for households in Kershaw County is $43,622 a year, or $3,635 a month. The median rent for the county is $680 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kershaw County, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Kershaw County.
Area Median Income In Kershaw 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 Kershaw County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300
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 Kershaw 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 Kershaw County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kershaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kershaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kershaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Kershaw County
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|Bethune||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethune is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.|
|Boykin||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boykin is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.|
|Camden||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camden is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.|
|Elgin||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.|
|Lugoff||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lugoff is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.|