Orangeburg, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 831 income based apartments in Orangeburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 414 affordable apartments in Orangeburg that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Orangeburg, South Carolina

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

Glenfield Apartments

2450 Columbia Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Orangeburg Manor

1120 Wolfe Trail, SW
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Orangeburg St Paul

1771 B St
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Parkside at Boulevard

174 Tea Olive Court
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Affordable

Pinehill

117 Yellow Jasmine Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Affordable

Enderly East Apartments

1660 Enderly St
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Allen Hearth, Inc

1517 Enderly St
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Aldersgate at the Oaks

100 Methodist Oaks Dr
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Abraham Moss Village, Inc

Bruin Parkway
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Amelia Village Elderly Housing

498 Murray Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Orangeburg

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Orangeburg, 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. 3 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 Orangeburg.

Orangeburg, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Orangeburg features 831 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 Orangeburg, South Carolina

There are 414 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orangeburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orangeburg, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orangeburg, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Orangeburg, 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
Orangeburg, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $676 $691 $780 $989 $1,212
Orangeburg, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $608 to $744 $622 to $760 $702 to $858 $890 to $1,088 $1,091 to $1,333

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orangeburg, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,245
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 831
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $30,552 ±$5,754
Median Rent $659 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.2% ± 8.42pp
Total Population 13,685

Population and Household Demographics

Orangeburg is a city in Orangeburg County, South Carolina with a population of 13,685. There are 4,549 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 57.29% of households in Orangeburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orangeburg

The median gross income for households in Orangeburg is $30,552 a year, or $2,546 a month. The median rent for the city is $659 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orangeburg, a household making less than $2,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Orangeburg.

Area Median Income In Orangeburg

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 Orangeburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orangeburg County.

In Orangeburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,600

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 Orangeburg

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 Orangeburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orangeburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orangeburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orangeburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150