Laurens, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 618 income based apartments in Laurens where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 383 affordable apartments in Laurens that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Laurens, South Carolina

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

Laurens Terrace Apartments

700 Laurens Terrace Dr
Laurens, South Carolina
$580-689
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Fairgrounds Senior Village

197 Fairgrounds Rd
Laurens, South Carolina
$530-590
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Meadowbrook Apartments

201 Reedy Fork Rd
Laurens, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Laurelwood Apartments

301 Reedy Fork Rd
Laurens, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Laurens Glen Apartments

900 Church St
Laurens, South Carolina
$486
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Hilltop Apartments

800 Spring St
Laurens, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Brown Franklin Court

Spring St, Independence Ave
Laurens, South Carolina

Hanson Circle Apartments

5 Anderson Rd
Laurens, South Carolina

Omt, Inc

503 Sullivan St
Laurens, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Laurens Villa Apartments

309 Exchange Dr
Laurens, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Laurens

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City Apartments
Clinton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Clinton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Laurens, 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
Laurens City Housing Authority Public Housing
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 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 Laurens.

Laurens, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Laurens, South Carolina

Laurens features 618 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 Laurens, South Carolina

There are 383 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurens.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laurens, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Laurens, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $778 and $950.

2023 Laurens, 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
Laurens, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $652 $656 $864 $1,056 $1,161
Laurens, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $587 to $717 $590 to $722 $778 to $950 $950 to $1,162 $1,045 to $1,277

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laurens, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,001
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 618
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $29,295 ±$5,051
Median Rent $578 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.27% ± 11.02pp
Total Population 9,122

Population and Household Demographics

Laurens is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina with a population of 9,122. There are 3,873 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 47.07% of households in Laurens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laurens

The median gross income for households in Laurens is $29,295 a year, or $2,441 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurens, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurens.

Area Median Income In Laurens

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 Laurens, the AMI is calculated from all households within Laurens County.

In Laurens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Laurens

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 Laurens

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laurens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,350 $34,750 $37,150 $39,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Laurens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $29,950 $32,350 $34,750 $37,150 $39,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Laurens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,550 $38,350 $43,150 $47,900 $51,750 $55,600 $59,400 $63,250