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Affordable Housing In Saluda County
South Carolina

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saluda County

Saluda Terrace, Alp

209 S Bouknight Ferry Rd
Saluda, South Carolina

Orchard Park Apartments

101 Peach Leaf Curl
Ridge Spring, South Carolina

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Willow Loop
Saluda, South Carolina

Saluda Crossing

105 Oakwood Dr
Saluda, South Carolina
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Saluda County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saluda County, South Carolina

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 149 affordable apartments for rent in Saluda County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina

Saluda County features 124 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 County, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saluda County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saluda County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $838 and $1,024.

2020 Saluda 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 research.

Saluda County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 149
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 124
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $38,827 ±$4,459
Median Rent $652 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.8% ± 7.64pp
Total Population 20,000

Population and Household Demographics

Saluda County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 20,000. There are 7,059 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 28.16% of households in Saluda County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saluda County

The median gross income for households in Saluda County is $38,827 a year, or $3,236 a month. The median rent for the county is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saluda County, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Saluda County.

Area Median Income In Saluda 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 Saluda 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 Saluda 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 Saluda 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 Saluda County

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City Served By
Ridge Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridge Spring is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Saluda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saluda is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Ward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ward is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.