Affordable Housing In Lancaster County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 574 income based apartments in Lancaster County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 541 affordable apartments in Lancaster County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lancaster County, South Carolina

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

Millers Ridge Apartments

1000 Millers Ridge Ln
Lancaster, South Carolina
$640
2 BR
Affordable

Cottages at Azalea

100 Pondridge Lane
Lancaster, South Carolina
$425-568
1-3 BR
Affordable

Abbington Willow Lake

217 N. Willow Lake
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Knolwood Apartments

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

Northwest Apartments

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

Foxwood Apartments

638 Kershaw Country Club Road
Kershaw, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Old Hickory Apartments

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

Azalea Gardens

200 Monroe Hwy
Lancaster, South Carolina
Affordable

Clyde Street Apartments

Clyde,Truesdale St
Heath Springs, South Carolina

Chesterfield Villas of Lancaster

411 Chesterfield Ave
Lancaster, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Lancaster County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Heath Springs, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Heath Springs.
Affordable Housing In Kershaw, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Kershaw.
Affordable Housing In Lancaster, SC Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Lancaster.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County features 574 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 $821 and $1,003.

2023 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
Lancaster County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $688 $693 $912 $1,212 $1,263
Lancaster County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $624 to $762 $821 to $1,003 $1,091 to $1,333 $1,137 to $1,389

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lancaster County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,115
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 574
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 $77,300

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lancaster County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,600 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lancaster County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,100 $30,950 $34,800 $38,650 $41,750 $44,850 $47,950 $51,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lancaster County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,300 $49,500 $55,700 $61,850 $66,800 $71,750 $76,700 $81,650