Lake City, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 509 income based apartments in Lake City where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 173 affordable apartments in Lake City that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lake City, South Carolina

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

Pine Acres

220 Kelley Street
Lake City, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Marion Commons Senior

154 Lance Ave
Lake City, South Carolina
$532-625
1-2 BR
Affordable

Highland Pointe Apartments

201 Highland Pointe Dr
Lake City, South Carolina
Affordable

Cole Road Apartments

324 Koger Circle
Lake City, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Wren Village

104 N Matthews Rd
Lake City, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Swann Lakes Apartments

212 Peggy Ct
Lake City, South Carolina
Affordable

Palmetto Frond Apartments

304 Frond Circle
Lake City, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Bailey Gardens Apartments

258 Retha Drive
Lake City, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Lake City Apartments

220 Kelley Street , Box 39
Lake City, South Carolina

Palmetto Ridge Estates

East Side of Matthews Rd
Lake City, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Lake City

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City Apartments
Florence, SC Affordable Housing programs support 31 apartment communities in Florence.
Timmonsville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Timmonsville.
Coward, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Coward.
Johnsonville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Johnsonville.
Pamplico, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Pamplico.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lake City, 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
Lake City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Florence 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 Lake City.

Lake City, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lake City, South Carolina

Lake City features 509 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 Lake City, South Carolina

There are 173 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake City, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lake City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake City, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $834 and $1,020.

2023 Lake City, 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
Lake City, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $701 $706 $927 $1,173 $1,247
Lake City, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $631 to $771 $635 to $777 $834 to $1,020 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,122 to $1,372

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake City, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 682
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 509
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $30,992 ±$2,539
Median Rent $606 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.53% ± 14.77pp
Total Population 6,728

Population and Household Demographics

Lake City is a city in Florence County, South Carolina with a population of 6,728. There are 2,414 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 48.55% of households in Lake City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake City

The median gross income for households in Lake City is $30,992 a year, or $2,583 a month. The median rent for the city is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake City, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake City.

Area Median Income In Lake City

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 Lake City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Florence County.

In Lake City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,400

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 Lake City

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 Lake City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lake City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,200 $43,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lake City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lake City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100