Liberty, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 26 income based apartments in Liberty where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 168 affordable apartments in Liberty that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Liberty, South Carolina

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

Forestview Apartments

101 Forest View Cir
Liberty, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Peachtree Senior Village

120 North Peachtree Street
Liberty, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Clay Circle Apartments

Clay Cr, Mills Ave, S Peachtree St
Liberty, South Carolina

Westfield Apts

201 Annie St
Liberty, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Liberty

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Liberty

City Apartments
Central, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Central.
Pickens, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Pickens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Liberty, 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 Liberty.

Liberty, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Liberty, South Carolina

Liberty features 26 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 Liberty, South Carolina

There are 168 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Liberty.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Liberty, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Liberty landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Liberty.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Liberty, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $946 and $1,156.

2023 Liberty, 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
Liberty, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $865 $931 $1,051 $1,344 $1,628
Liberty, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $838 to $1,024 $946 to $1,156 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,465 to $1,791

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Liberty, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 194
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 26
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $26,985 ±$7,979
Median Rent $593 ±$206
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 78.47% ± 28.74pp
Total Population 3,254

Population and Household Demographics

Liberty is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina with a population of 3,254. There are 1,490 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 23.69% of households in Liberty are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Liberty

The median gross income for households in Liberty is $26,985 a year, or $2,249 a month. The median rent for the city is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Liberty, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 78.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Liberty.

Area Median Income In Liberty

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 Liberty, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pickens County.

In Liberty, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Liberty

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 Liberty

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000