Lexington County, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 583 income based apartments in Lexington County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,091 affordable apartments in Lexington County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lexington County, South Carolina

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

2921 and 2931 Taylor Road

2921 Taylor Rd
Cayce, South Carolina
Affordable

Gentle Pines Apartments

566 N Brown St
West Columbia, South Carolina
Affordable

Cayce

1202 Lucas St
Cayce, South Carolina

Middle Street Apartments

1522 Middle St
Cayce, South Carolina
Affordable

Westbridge Apartments

100 B Ave
West Columbia, South Carolina
Affordable

M99 ( Companiono ) Railroadaverh

142 Railroad Ave
Lexington, South Carolina
Affordable

Pebble Creek

136 Library Hill Ln
Lexington, South Carolina
Affordable

Peppertree Apts

322 Howard Stret
Batesburg, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing In Lexington County

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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 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.

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina

Lexington County features 583 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 1,091 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 $1,013 and $1,238.

2023 Lexington 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
Lexington County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $944 $996 $1,125 $1,442 $1,724
Lexington County, 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.

Lexington County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 1,674
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 583
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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lexington County

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