Affordable Housing In Richland County
100 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richland County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Richland 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Richland County, South Carolina
|Columbia Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Richland County, South Carolina
There are 100 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,094 affordable apartments for rent in Richland County, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Richland County, South Carolina
Richland County features 5,597 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 Richland County, South Carolina
There are 3,497 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richland County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Richland County, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Richland County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Richland County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richland County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,013 and $1,238.
2023 Richland 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|
|Richland County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent||$944||$996||$1,125||$1,442||$1,724|
|Richland County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range||$850 to $1,038||$896 to $1,096||$1,013 to $1,238||$1,298 to $1,586||$1,552 to $1,896|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Richland County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||100|
|Total Low Income Apartments||9,094|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||5,597|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.46|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Median Household Income||$49,131 ±$1,255|
|Median Rent||$875 ±$10|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.36% ± 1.73pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Richland County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 397,899. There are 145,069 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 40.74% of households in Richland County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Richland County
The median gross income for households in Richland County is $49,131 a year, or $4,094 a month. The median rent for the county is $875 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richland County, a household making less than $2,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Richland County.
Area Median Income In Richland 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 Richland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400
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 Richland 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 Richland County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Richland County
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|Arcadia Lakes||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia Lakes is the Columbia Housing.|
|Columbia||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Columbia Housing.|
|Dentsville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dentsville is the Columbia Housing.|
|Eastover||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eastover is the Columbia Housing.|
|Forest Acres||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Acres is the Columbia Housing.|
|Gadsden||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gadsden is the Columbia Housing.|
|Hopkins||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopkins is the Columbia Housing.|
|Lake Murray of Richland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Murray of Richland is the Columbia Housing.|
|St. Andrews||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Andrews is the Columbia Housing.|
|Woodfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodfield is the Columbia Housing.|