Affordable Housing In North Charleston
Berkeley County, South Carolina

North Charleston city limits extend into  Charleston County and  Dorchester County.

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In North Charleston

Osprey Place

2390 Baker Hospital Blvd
North Charleston, South Carolina
$590-885
2-3 BR

Marshside Village

4045 Gullah Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

NCR Buskirk, LLC

5641 Buskirk Street
North Charleston, South Carolina
$440
1 BR

Greentree North Apartments

2630 Otranto Rd
North Charleston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Subsidized

Appian Way Apartments

8465 Patriot Blvd
North Charleston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

NCR Liberty Hill, LLC

4830-G Courtyard Square
North Charleston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Alston Lake Apartments

2430 Alston Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

Ivy Ridge

2215 Greenridge Rd
North Charleston, South Carolina

The Manor at Horizon Village

3835 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, South Carolina

Birchwood Apartments

2001 Stokes Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in North Charleston, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving North Charleston, South Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher
North Charleston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in North Charleston, South Carolina

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,148 affordable apartments for rent in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston features 1,146 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 North Charleston, South Carolina

There are 1,002 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in North Charleston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Charleston, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North Charleston, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,235 and $1,509.

2022 North Charleston, 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
North Charleston, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,183 $1,204 $1,372 $1,721 $2,206
North Charleston, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $1,065 to $1,301 $1,084 to $1,324 $1,235 to $1,509 $1,549 to $1,893 $1,985 to $2,427

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

North Charleston, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 2,148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $39,543 ±$1,295
Median Rent $893 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.72% ± 2.89pp
Total Population 104,146

Population and Household Demographics

North Charleston is a city in Berkeley County, South Carolina with a population of 104,146. There are 37,597 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 54.13% of households in North Charleston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Charleston

The median gross income for households in North Charleston is $39,543 a year, or $3,295 a month. The median rent for the city is $893 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Charleston, a household making less than $2,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.72% of households who rent are overburdened in North Charleston.

Area Median Income In North Charleston

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 North Charleston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Berkeley County.

In North Charleston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

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 North Charleston

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 North Charleston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the North Charleston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the North Charleston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,150 $36,750 $41,350 $45,900 $49,600 $53,250 $56,950 $60,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the North Charleston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,450 $58,800 $66,150 $73,450 $79,350 $85,250 $91,100 $97,000