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Affordable Housing In Saluda
Saluda County, South Carolina

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saluda

Saluda Terrace, Alp

209 S Bouknight Ferry Rd
Saluda, South Carolina

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Willow Loop
Saluda, South Carolina

Saluda Crossing

105 Oakwood Dr
Saluda, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Saluda

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saluda, South Carolina

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 109 affordable apartments for rent in Saluda, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Saluda, South Carolina

Saluda features 84 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 Saluda, South Carolina

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saluda.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saluda, South Carolina

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

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

2021 Saluda, 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 research.

Saluda, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 109
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.45%
Average Renter Household Size 3.27
Average Household Size 3.09
Median Household Income $22,117 ±$6,575
Median Rent $562 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.4% ± 15.07pp
Total Population 3,585

Population and Household Demographics

Saluda is a city in Saluda County, South Carolina with a population of 3,585. There are 1,157 households in the city with an average household size of 3.09 persons. 54.45% of households in Saluda are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saluda

The median gross income for households in Saluda is $22,117 a year, or $1,843 a month. The median rent for the city is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saluda, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Saluda.

Area Median Income In Saluda

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

In Saluda, 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 Saluda

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 Saluda

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