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Affordable Housing In St. Matthews
Calhoun County, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve St. Matthews

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St. Matthews, South Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in St. Matthews, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in St. Matthews, South Carolina

St. Matthews features 0 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 $867 and $1,059.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $782 $845 $963 $1,236 $1,527
Payment Standard Range $704 to $860 $761 to $930 $867 to $1,059 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,374 to $1,680

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St. Matthews, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
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 $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 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

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