Affordable Housing In Pickens County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 299 income based apartments in Pickens County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 500 affordable apartments in Pickens County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Pickens County, South Carolina

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

Hunters Glen Apartments

854 Issaqueena Trail
Central, South Carolina
$729-957
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Forestview Apartments

101 Forest View Cir
Liberty, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Peachtree Senior Village

120 North Peachtree Street
Liberty, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Clay Circle Apartments

Clay Cr, Mills Ave, S Peachtree St
Liberty, South Carolina

McDaniel Street Apartments

McDaniel Ave,Dunwoody Ave,135 Horton S
Central, South Carolina

Sixty - Two Plaza Central, Inc

105 Plaza Ct
Central, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hunters Glen

854 Issaqueena Trl
Central, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Pickens Gardens

102 Garden Drive
Pickens, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Central Senior Apartments

Wesleyan Dr And Main St
Central, South Carolina
Affordable

Timberland ( Aka Central Senior )

103 Whispering Maple Dr
Central, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Pickens County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Pickens County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Central, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Central.
Affordable Housing In Liberty, SC Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Liberty.
Affordable Housing In Pickens, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Pickens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pickens 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 Pickens County.

Pickens County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina

Pickens County features 299 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 Pickens County, South Carolina

There are 500 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pickens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pickens County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pickens County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $946 and $1,156.

2023 Pickens 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
Pickens County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $865 $931 $1,051 $1,344 $1,628
Pickens County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $838 to $1,024 $946 to $1,156 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,465 to $1,791

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pickens County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 799
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 299
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $41,459 ±$1,182
Median Rent $704 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.28% ± 3.7pp
Total Population 120,124

Population and Household Demographics

Pickens County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 120,124. There are 44,646 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 30.76% of households in Pickens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pickens County

The median gross income for households in Pickens County is $41,459 a year, or $3,455 a month. The median rent for the county is $704 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pickens County, a household making less than $2,347 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Pickens County.

Area Median Income In Pickens 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 Pickens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Pickens 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 Pickens County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pickens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pickens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pickens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000