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There are 0 low-income apartments in Kiawah Island that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 88 low-income homes in Kiawah Island where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kiawah Island, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Kiawah Island features 88 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 Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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

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

2023 Kiawah Island, 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
Kiawah Island, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,328 $1,357 $1,533 $1,906 $2,397
Kiawah Island, 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 research.

Kiawah Island, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 4.53%
Average Renter Household Size 1.46
Average Household Size 1.85
Median Household Income $138,125 ±$25,449
Median Rent $1,197 ±$574
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14.29% ± 62.81pp
Total Population 1,432

Population and Household Demographics

Kiawah Island is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina with a population of 1,432. There are 773 households in the city with an average household size of 1.85 persons. 4.53% of households in Kiawah Island are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kiawah Island

The median gross income for households in Kiawah Island is $138,125 a year, or $11,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,197 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kiawah Island, a household making less than $3,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Kiawah Island.

Area Median Income In Kiawah Island

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 Kiawah Island, the AMI is calculated from all households within Charleston County.

In Kiawah Island, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,300

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 Kiawah Island

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 Kiawah Island

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kiawah Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $23,350 $26,250 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kiawah Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,050 $38,900 $43,750 $48,600 $52,500 $56,400 $60,300 $64,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kiawah Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,450 $62,200 $70,000 $77,750 $84,000 $90,200 $96,450 $102,650