Affordable Housing In Laurens County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 991 income based apartments in Laurens County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 623 affordable apartments in Laurens County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Laurens County, South Carolina

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

Laurens Terrace Apartments

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

Tallwood Apartments

113 Tallwood Dr
Clinton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

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

Countryside Townhouses

100 Countryside Circle
Clinton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Colony Square Apartments

201 Elizabeth St
Clinton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Belle Ville Apartments

100 Jefferson St
Clinton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Laurens County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Laurens County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Clinton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Clinton.
Affordable Housing In Laurens, SC Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Laurens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Laurens County, 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
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 County.

Laurens County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina

Laurens County features 991 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 623 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 $778 and $950.

2023 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
Laurens County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $652 $656 $864 $1,056 $1,161
Laurens County, 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 County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,614
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 991
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.

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 $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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laurens County 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 County 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 County 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