Affordable Housing In Oconee County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 846 income based apartments in Oconee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 411 affordable apartments in Oconee County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Oconee County, South Carolina

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

Greenfield Apartments

1096 Fairfield Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Hunter Oaks

804 Hunter Oaks Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
$536-739
2-3 BR
Affordable

Country Ridge Apartments

100 Pine Manor Cir
Walhalla, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR
Rent Assisted

Laurel Estates

120 Autumnwood Lane
Walhalla, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Autumnwood Village Apartments

120 Autumnwood Lane
Walhalla, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Highland Avenue Apartments

Highland Ave
Westminster, South Carolina

N. Hunter Street Apartments

Hunter St, 1101 ES 2nd St
Seneca, South Carolina

Wagner Circle Apartments

136 Wagner Cir
Walhalla, South Carolina

Walhalla Gardens

100 Walhalla Gardens Cir
Walhalla, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase I

135 Seniors Way
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Oconee County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Oconee County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Seneca, SC Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Seneca.
Affordable Housing In Walhalla, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Walhalla.
Affordable Housing In Westminster, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Westminster.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oconee 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.

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 Oconee County.

Oconee County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina

Oconee County features 846 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 Oconee County, South Carolina

There are 411 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oconee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oconee County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oconee County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $752 and $919.

2023 Oconee 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
Oconee County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $558 $634 $835 $1,055 $1,122
Oconee County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $571 to $697 $752 to $919 $950 to $1,161 $1,010 to $1,234

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oconee County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,276
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 846
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $41,237 ±$2,057
Median Rent $670 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.23% ± 4.18pp
Total Population 74,949

Population and Household Demographics

Oconee County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 74,949. There are 30,556 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 25.89% of households in Oconee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oconee County

The median gross income for households in Oconee County is $41,237 a year, or $3,436 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oconee County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Oconee County.

Area Median Income In Oconee 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 Oconee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,000

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 Oconee 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 Oconee County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oconee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000