Affordable Housing In Saluda County
South Carolina

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saluda County

Saluda Terrace, Alp

209 S Bouknight Ferry Rd
Saluda, SC

Orchard Park Apartments

101 Peach Leaf Curl
Ridge Spring, SC

Willow Creek Apartments

501 Willow Loop
Saluda, SC

Saluda Crossing

105 Oakwood Dr
Saluda, SC
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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. Saluda County features 124 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 25 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saluda County.

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.1

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 $68,900

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 Saluda County 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 $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% of Median $38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Saluda County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2004 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 81 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Saluda County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Saluda County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
60% of Median $28,980 $33,120 $37,260 $41,340 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Saluda County is $37,260 a year, or $3,105 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,105 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $932 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $604 $647 $776 $896 $1,000 $1,103
60% $725 $776 $932 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
Fair Market Rents in Saluda County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$706 $818 $931 $1,204 $1,491

Cities In Saluda County

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City Listings Served By
Saluda 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saluda is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Ridge Spring 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridge Spring is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.
Ward 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ward is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1.