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Affordable Housing In Summerton
Clarendon County, South Carolina

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Summerton

Meadowfield Apartments

1015 Meadowfield Dr
Summerton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Harvin Manor Apartments

53 Church St
Summerton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR

Clarendon Court Apartments

12 Annie Tindal Rd
Summerton, South Carolina

Harvin Manor

53 N Church St
Summerton, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Summerton

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Summerton, South Carolina

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 153 affordable apartments for rent in Summerton, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Summerton, South Carolina

Summerton features 121 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 Summerton, South Carolina

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Summerton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Summerton, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Summerton, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Summerton, 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 $513 $520 $651 $878 $996
Payment Standard Range $462 to $564 $468 to $572 $586 to $716 $790 to $966 $896 to $1,096

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Summerton, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 153
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 121
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.72%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $24,250 ±$3,489
Median Rent $327 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.34% ± 12.32pp
Total Population 1,093

Population and Household Demographics

Summerton is a city in Clarendon County, South Carolina with a population of 1,093. There are 536 households in the city with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 56.72% of households in Summerton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Summerton

The median gross income for households in Summerton is $24,250 a year, or $2,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $327 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Summerton, a household making less than $1,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Summerton.

Area Median Income In Summerton

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 Summerton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clarendon County.

In Summerton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,900

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 Summerton

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 Summerton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
50% of Median $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
80% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350