Affordable Housing In Laurens County
South Carolina

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laurens County

Laurens Terrace Apartments

700 Laurens Terrace Dr
Laurens, SC
$580-689
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Meadowbrook Apartments

201 Reedy Fork Rd
Laurens, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Laurelwood Apartments

301 Reedy Fork Rd
Laurens, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Laurens Glen Apartments

900 Church St
Laurens, SC
$486
1 BR
Subsidized

Hilltop Apartments

800 Spring St
Laurens, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Countryside Townhouses

100 Countryside Circle
Clinton, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Colony Square Apartments

201 Elizabeth St
Clinton, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Belle Ville Apartments

100 Jefferson St
Clinton, SC
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Glendale Manor Apartments

100 Glendale Manor Dr
Clinton, SC
Subsidized

Clinton Manor Apartments

100 Clinton Manor Dr
Clinton, SC
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Laurens County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Laurens County

Housing Authority Programs
Laurens City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laurens County, South Carolina

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,452 affordable apartments for rent in Laurens County, South Carolina. Laurens County features 911 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 541 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurens County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laurens County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,452
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 911
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
Total Population 66,389

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.1

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 $55,500

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 Laurens County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
50% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
80% of Median $31,100 $35,550 $40,000 $44,400 $48,000 $51,550 $55,100 $58,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Laurens County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 11 low income apartment communities containing 535 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Laurens County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Laurens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
60% of Median $23,340 $26,640 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,640 $41,340 $43,980

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Laurens County is $30,000 a year, or $2,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $750 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $486 $521 $625 $722 $805 $889
60% $584 $625 $750 $866 $966 $1,067
Fair Market Rents in Laurens County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$560 $570 $751 $949 $1,017

Cities In Laurens County

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City Listings Served By
Laurens 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laurens are the Laurens City Housing Authority and South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Clinton 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Joanna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joanna is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Cross Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Hill is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Gray Court 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gray Court is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Mountville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Princeton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Waterloo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Watts Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watts Mills is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.