Affordable Housing In Laurens County
25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laurens County
Housing Authorities that serve Laurens County
|South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Laurens County, South Carolina
There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,492 affordable apartments for rent in Laurens County, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
Laurens County features 951 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 County, South Carolina
There are 541 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurens County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Laurens County, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Laurens County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Laurens County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Laurens County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $724 and $884.
2021 Laurens 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||$606||$610||$804||$1,023||$1,090|
|Payment Standard Range||$545 to $667||$549 to $671||$724 to $884||$921 to $1,125||$981 to $1,199|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Laurens County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||25|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,492|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||951|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.45%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.57|
|Average Household Size||2.54|
|Median Household Income||$38,515 ±$1,958|
|Median Rent||$654 ±$40|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||40.47% ± 4.92pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Laurens County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 66,389. There are 25,160 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 28.45% of households in Laurens County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Laurens County
The median gross income for households in Laurens County is $38,515 a year, or $3,210 a month. The median rent for the county is $654 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurens County, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurens County.
Area Median Income In Laurens 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 Laurens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,900
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 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 Laurens County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,760||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$28,550||$30,650||$32,750||$34,850|
|50% of Median||$18,500||$21,150||$23,800||$26,400||$28,550||$30,650||$32,750||$34,850|
|80% of Median||$29,600||$33,800||$38,050||$42,250||$45,650||$49,050||$52,400||$55,800|
Cities In Laurens County
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|Clinton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Cross Hill||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Hill is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Gray Court||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gray Court is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Joanna||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joanna is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Laurens||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laurens are the Laurens City Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Mountville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Princeton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Waterloo||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|
|Watts Mills||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watts Mills is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.|