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There are 72 low-income apartments in Santee that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 80 low-income homes in Santee where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 22nd, 2020. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Santee, South Carolina

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Santee.

Santee, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Santee, South Carolina

Santee features 80 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 Santee, South Carolina

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santee, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santee, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Santee, 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
Santee, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $676 $691 $780 $989 $1,212
Santee, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $608 to $744 $622 to $760 $702 to $858 $890 to $1,088 $1,091 to $1,333

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santee, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 152
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $33,036 ±$9,870
Median Rent $681 ±$177
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.4% ± 15.8pp
Total Population 1,009

Population and Household Demographics

Santee is a city in Orangeburg County, South Carolina with a population of 1,009. There are 362 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 46.41% of households in Santee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santee

The median gross income for households in Santee is $33,036 a year, or $2,753 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santee, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Santee.

Area Median Income In Santee

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 Santee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orangeburg County.

In Santee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200

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 Santee

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 Santee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,850 $39,800 $44,800 $49,750 $53,750 $57,750 $61,700 $65,700