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Affordable Housing In Ridge Spring
Saluda County, South Carolina

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ridge Spring

Orchard Park Apartments

101 Peach Leaf Curl
Ridge Spring, South Carolina
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Ridge Spring

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ridge Spring, South Carolina

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Ridge Spring, South Carolina

Ridge Spring features 40 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 Ridge Spring, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ridge Spring.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ridge Spring, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ridge Spring landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Ridge Spring.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ridge Spring, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $867 and $1,059.

2021 Ridge Spring, 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 $782 $845 $963 $1,236 $1,527
Payment Standard Range $704 to $860 $761 to $930 $867 to $1,059 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,374 to $1,680

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ridge Spring, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36%
Average Renter Household Size 3.20
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $31,429 ±$2,566
Median Rent $628 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.48% ± 22.7pp
Total Population 921

Population and Household Demographics

Ridge Spring is a city in Saluda County, South Carolina with a population of 921. There are 300 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 36% of households in Ridge Spring are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ridge Spring

The median gross income for households in Ridge Spring is $31,429 a year, or $2,619 a month. The median rent for the city is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ridge Spring, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Ridge Spring.

Area Median Income In Ridge Spring

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 Ridge Spring, the AMI is calculated from all households within Saluda County.

In Ridge Spring, 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 Ridge Spring

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 Ridge Spring

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