Seneca, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 458 income based apartments in Seneca where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 283 affordable apartments in Seneca that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Seneca, South Carolina

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Seneca. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Seneca.

Greenfield Apartments

1096 Fairfield Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Hunter Oaks

804 Hunter Oaks Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
$536-739
2-3 BR
Affordable

N. Hunter Street Apartments

Hunter St, 1101 ES 2nd St
Seneca, South Carolina

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase I

135 Seniors Way
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Seneca Gardens Apartments

819 Laing Ct
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Stribling Place

115 N Stribling St
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mountain Trace

1000 Hillsborough Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase II

Sloan and Sherard Sts
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spring Valley Elderly Housing

110 Field Village Dr
Seneca, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fair Oaks Village

1200 Fairoaks Cir
Seneca, South Carolina
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Seneca

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Seneca, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 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 Seneca.

Seneca, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Seneca, South Carolina

Seneca features 458 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 Seneca, South Carolina

There are 283 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seneca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seneca, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seneca, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $752 and $919.

2023 Seneca, 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
Seneca, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $558 $634 $835 $1,055 $1,122
Seneca, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $571 to $697 $752 to $919 $950 to $1,161 $1,010 to $1,234

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Seneca, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 760
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 458
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.43%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $35,609 ±$5,035
Median Rent $543 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.67% ± 11.33pp
Total Population 8,184

Population and Household Demographics

Seneca is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina with a population of 8,184. There are 3,811 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 42.43% of households in Seneca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seneca

The median gross income for households in Seneca is $35,609 a year, or $2,967 a month. The median rent for the city is $543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seneca, a household making less than $1,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Seneca.

Area Median Income In Seneca

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 Seneca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oconee County.

In Seneca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,000

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 Seneca

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 Seneca

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000