St Matthews, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 112 income based apartments in St Matthews where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in St Matthews that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in St Matthews, South Carolina

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

Lakeview Apartments

105 Lakeview St
St Matthews, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

John G. Felder Apartments

104 Pearl St
St Matthews, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Calhoun County Housing

402 Milligan Cir
St Matthews, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lawton Housing, Inc

303 Calhoun Rd
St Matthews, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Freemon Thomas II

303 Agnes St
St Matthews, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Public Housing Agencies Serving St Matthews, 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. 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 St Matthews.

St Matthews, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in St Matthews, South Carolina

St Matthews features 112 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 St Matthews, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Matthews.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Matthews, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Matthews, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,013 and $1,238.

2023 St Matthews, 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
St Matthews, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $944 $996 $1,125 $1,442 $1,724
St Matthews, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $896 to $1,096 $1,013 to $1,238 $1,298 to $1,586 $1,552 to $1,896

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Matthews, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.2%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $30,877 ±$9,794
Median Rent $543 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.11% ± 11.91pp
Total Population 1,947

Population and Household Demographics

St Matthews is a city in Calhoun County, South Carolina with a population of 1,947. There are 806 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 40.2% of households in St Matthews are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Matthews

The median gross income for households in St Matthews is $30,877 a year, or $2,573 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 St Matthews, a household making less than $1,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.11% of households who rent are overburdened in St Matthews.

Area Median Income In St Matthews

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 St Matthews, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calhoun County.

In St Matthews, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 St Matthews

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 St Matthews

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St Matthews AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,400 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St Matthews AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,250 $36,300 $40,300 $43,550 $46,750 $50,000 $53,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St Matthews AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,150 $51,600 $58,050 $64,500 $69,700 $74,850 $80,000 $85,150