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Affordable Housing In Lancaster County
South Carolina

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lancaster County

Millers Ridge Apartments

1000 Millers Ridge Ln
Lancaster, South Carolina
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cottages at Azalea

100 Pondridge Lane
Lancaster, South Carolina
1-3 BR

Knolwood Apartments

265 Knolwood Apartments Drive
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Northwest Apartments

3058 Northwest Apartments Dr
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Foxwood Apartments

638 Kershaw Country Club Road
Kershaw, South Carolina

Old Hickory Apartments

1005 Hickory Hill Dr
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Azalea Gardens

200 Monroe Hwy
Lancaster, South Carolina
Accepts Vouchers

Chesterfield Villas of Lancaster

411 Chesterfield Ave
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Woodcreek Apartments

1017 Woodcreek Apartments Dr
Lancaster, South Carolina

Lancaster Manor

201 Chesterfield Ave
Lancaster, South Carolina

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lancaster County, South Carolina

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,072 affordable apartments for rent in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County features 531 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 Lancaster County, South Carolina

There are 541 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lancaster County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $720 and $880.

2020 Lancaster 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
Fair Market Rent $521 $607 $800 $1,038 $1,084
Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $546 to $668 $720 to $880 $934 to $1,142 $976 to $1,192

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lancaster County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,072
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 531
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $44,016 ±$1,892
Median Rent $687 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.77% ± 4.95pp
Total Population 81,263

Population and Household Demographics

Lancaster County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 81,263. There are 29,395 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 23.15% of households in Lancaster County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lancaster County

The median gross income for households in Lancaster County is $44,016 a year, or $3,668 a month. The median rent for the county is $687 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lancaster County, a household making less than $2,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Lancaster County.

Area Median Income In Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100

Cities In Lancaster County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Heath Springs
Indian Land The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Land is the Housing Authority of Fort Mill.
Lancaster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancaster is the Housing Authority of Lancaster.