Affordable Housing In Lexington County
South Carolina

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lexington County

Town and Country Apartments

301 Roberts St
Lexington, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Irmo Village Apartments

700 Chipwood Court
Irmo, SC
Subsidized

Creekside Apartments

131 Pinewood Drive
Batesburg, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Williams Place

Toole St
Cayce, SC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Gault Grove Apartments, Inc

1010 Hafley Ct
Cayce, SC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ramblewood of Batesburg

131 David Dr
Batesburg, SC
Subsidized

Fern Hall

600 Fern Hall Dr
Lexington, SC
HCV Welcome

Hamptons Crossing

515 Northwood Rd
Lexington, SC
HCV Welcome

Park North Apartments

200 Brookhill Street W
Lexington, SC
Subsidized

Chimney Ridge Apartments - Phase II

300 Palmetto Park Blvd
Lexington, SC
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Lexington County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher
Cayce Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lexington County, South Carolina

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,509 affordable apartments for rent in Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County features 571 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 938 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lexington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lexington County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,509
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 571
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $53,857 ±$869
Median Rent $837 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.19% ± 2.08pp
Total Population 273,843

Population and Household Demographics

Lexington County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 273,843. There are 106,637 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 26.41% of households in Lexington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lexington County

The median gross income for households in Lexington County is $53,857 a year, or $4,488 a month. The median rent for the county is $837 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lexington County, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Lexington County.1

Area Median Income In Lexington 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 Lexington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Lexington 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 Lexington County HUD Rental Assistance in Lexington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% of Median $38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lexington County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 61 low income apartment communities containing 4,601 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lexington 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 Lexington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
60% of Median $28,980 $33,120 $37,260 $41,340 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600

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 Lexington County is $37,260 a year, or $3,105 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,105 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $932 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% $604 $647 $776 $896 $1,000 $1,103
60% $725 $776 $932 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
Fair Market Rents in Lexington 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
$706 $818 $931 $1,204 $1,491

Cities In Lexington County

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City Listings Served By
Lexington 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lexington are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Irmo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irmo are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Cayce 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cayce are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
West Columbia 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Columbia are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Leesville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leesville are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Batesburg 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batesburg are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Swansea 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Swansea are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Batesburg leesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batesburg leesville are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Batesburg-Leesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batesburg-Leesville are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Chapin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chapin are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Gaston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaston are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Gilbert 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilbert are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Oak Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oak Grove are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Pelion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pelion are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Pine Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Ridge are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Red Bank 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Red Bank are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Seven Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seven Oaks are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
South Congaree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Congaree are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Springdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springdale are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Summit 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Summit are the Cayce Housing Authority and South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.