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Affordable Housing In Oconee County
South Carolina

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oconee County

Greenfield Apartments

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

Country Ridge Apartments

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

Laurel Estates

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

Autumnwood Village Apartments

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

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase I

135 Seniors Way
Seneca, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Seneca Gardens Apartments

819 Laing Ct
Seneca, South Carolina
Subsidized

Stribling Place

115 N Stribling St
Seneca, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mountain Trace

1000 Hillsborough Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
Subsidized

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase II

Sloan and Sherard Sts
Seneca, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Walhalla I Apartments Associates Alp

100 Walhalla Gardens Cir
Walhalla, South Carolina
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Oconee County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oconee County, South Carolina

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,225 affordable apartments for rent in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina

Oconee County features 814 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 $607 and $741.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $477 $512 $674 $943 $1,114
Payment Standard Range $429 to $525 $461 to $563 $607 to $741 $849 to $1,037 $1,003 to $1,225

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oconee County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,225
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 814
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 $65,500

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,000 $41,550
50% of Median $22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $39,000 $41,550
80% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400

Cities In Oconee County

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City Served By
Newry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newry is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Seneca The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seneca is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Utica The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Utica is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Walhalla The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walhalla is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
West Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Union is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Westminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westminster is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.