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Affordable Housing In Orangeburg
Orangeburg County, South Carolina

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orangeburg

Glenfield Apartments

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

Orangeburg Manor

1120 Wolfe Trail, SW
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized

Orangeburg St Paul

1771 B St
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Pinehill

117 Yellow Jasmine Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Enderly East Apartments

1660 Enderly St
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Allen Hearth, Inc

1517 Enderly St
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Aldersgate at the Oaks

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

Abraham Moss Village, Inc

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

Parkside at Boulevard

174 Tea Olive Court
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Amelia Village Elderly Housing

498 Murray Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Orangeburg

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orangeburg, South Carolina

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,245 affordable apartments for rent in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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 $589 and $719.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $558 $569 $654 $830 $1,059
Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $512 to $626 $589 to $719 $747 to $913 $953 to $1,165

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 $52,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
50% of Median $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
80% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350