Leesville, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 60 income based apartments in Leesville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Leesville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Leesville, South Carolina

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

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Affordable Housing Near Leesville

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City Apartments
Lexington, SC Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Lexington.
Cayce, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Cayce.
Batesburg, SC Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Batesburg.
West Columbia, SC Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in West Columbia.
Irmo, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Irmo.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Leesville, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Cayce Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Leesville.

Leesville, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Leesville, South Carolina

Leesville features 60 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 Leesville, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leesville, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leesville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Leesville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leesville, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,013 and $1,238.

2023 Leesville, 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
Leesville, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $944 $996 $1,125 $1,442 $1,724
Leesville, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $896 to $1,096 $1,013 to $1,238 $1,298 to $1,586 $1,552 to $1,896

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leesville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $28,750 ±$3,194
Median Rent $679 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.82% ± 14.32pp
Total Population 5,251

Population and Household Demographics

Leesville is a city in Lexington County, South Carolina with a population of 5,251. There are 2,094 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 37.25% of households in Leesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leesville

The median gross income for households in Leesville is $28,750 a year, or $2,396 a month. The median rent for the city is $679 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leesville, a household making less than $2,263 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Leesville.

Area Median Income In Leesville

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 Leesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lexington County.

In Leesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 Leesville

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 Leesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,400 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,250 $36,300 $40,300 $43,550 $46,750 $50,000 $53,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,150 $51,600 $58,050 $64,500 $69,700 $74,850 $80,000 $85,150