Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lexington County, SC

Discover affordable housing in Lexington County where there are 81+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Town and Country Apartments

301 Roberts St, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

bed 1-2

Creekside Apartments

131 Pinewood Drive, Batesburg, South Carolina 29006

bed 1-2

Pebble Creek

136 Library Hill Ln, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

Sweetbriar Apartments

200 Libby Ln, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

Fern Hall

600 Fern Hall Dr , Lexington, South Carolina 29073

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Churchwood Apartments

144 Old Chapin Rd, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

bed 1-2

Ramblewood of Batesburg

131 David Dr, Batesburg, South Carolina 29006

The Pointe at Lake Murray

110 Ballentine Park Road, Irmo, South Carolina 29063

bed 2-3

Autumnwood Crossing

207 Topsider Court, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

bed 1-2

Cinnaberry Pointe

1424 Fork Ave, Irmo, South Carolina 29063

bed 1

Irmo Village Apartments

700 Chipwood Court, Irmo, South Carolina 29063

Gault Grove Apartments, Inc

1010 Hafley Ct, Cayce, South Carolina 29033

Williams Place

Toole St, Cayce, South Carolina 29033

1674 Batchelor St

1674 Batchelor St, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

bed 3
payment $1480/mo.

316 Pitney Rd

316 Pitney Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29212

bed 3
payment $1495/mo.

316 Pitney Rd

316 Pitney Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29212

bed 3
payment $1495/mo.

1721 Burnham St

1721 Burnham St, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

bed 2
payment $1195/mo.

506 N Line St Unit A

506 N Line St Unit A, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

bed 2
payment $800/mo.

3118 Dudley Rd

3118 Dudley Rd, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170

bed 4
payment $1375/mo.

23 Canterbury Ct

23 Canterbury Ct, Columbia, South Carolina 29210

bed 2
payment $950/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lexington County, South Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lexington County, South Carolina
$23.60/hour
$16.35 (+226%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $16.35 (+226%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lexington 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation, Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) programs for Lexington County, South Carolina.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lexington County, South Carolina.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher programs for Lexington County, South Carolina.

Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lexington County.

How many renters live in Lexington County, South Carolina?

The County of Lexington County has 304,797 people living in 122,936 households.

There are 64,098 renters living in 27,930 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.03 percent of the population living in Lexington County.

What is the rental market like in Lexington County, South Carolina?

There are an estimated 133,557 housing units in the Lexington County area. Of these, 28,924 units are rental homes, making up 22 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lexington County, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lexington County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lexington County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lexington County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lexington County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
909 3,088 12,110 9,598 1,959
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lexington County

A large number of apartments in Lexington County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lexington County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 46 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lexington County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,036 to $1,917. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,036
One BR $1,110
Two BR $1,246
Three BR $1,595
Four BR $1,917
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lexington County, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lexington County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 421 46 percent
One BR 1,726 56 percent
Two BR 7,769 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lexington County, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Lexington County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lexington County, South Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,622
Public Housing 41
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 568
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 92
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 70
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 298
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lexington County, South Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina

Lexington County features 711 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 Lexington County, South Carolina

There are 857 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lexington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lexington County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lexington County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,121 and $1,371.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.