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Affordable Housing In Richland County
South Carolina


Waiting List Openings In Richland County

Waiting ListStatus
Columbia Housing Public Housing Open Soon

88 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richland County

Colony Apartments

3545 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia, South Carolina
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Carriage House of Columbia Apartments

110 Amsterdam Drive
Columbia, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Grand Street Apartments

4301 Grand St
Columbia, South Carolina
$530-570
2 BR

Austin Woods

7648 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina
$651
Studio-3 BR

Woods Edge Apartments

109 Hillpine Road
Columbia, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

River Oaks Apartments

5324 Bush River Rd
Columbia, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Gable Oaks

901 Colleton St
Columbia, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Prescott Manor Apartments

1601 Prescott Road
Columbia, South Carolina
Subsidized

Richland Village Apartments

1234 Universal Drive
Columbia, South Carolina
Subsidized

Pinehaven Villas Apartments

1400 Trinity Dr
Columbia, South Carolina
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Richland County

Housing Authority Programs
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 88 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,746 affordable apartments for rent in Richland County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Richland County, South Carolina

Richland County features 5,151 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 2,595 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 $838 and $1,024.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $706 $818 $931 $1,204 $1,491
Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $736 to $900 $838 to $1,024 $1,084 to $1,324 $1,342 to $1,640

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Richland County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 88
Total Low Income Apartments 7,746
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,151
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
Total Population 397,899

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 $72,600

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700

Cities In Richland County

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City Served By
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.