Affordable Housing In Summerville
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Summerville
Housing Authorities that serve Summerville
|South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Summerville, South Carolina
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 931 affordable apartments for rent in Summerville, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville features 638 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 Summerville, South Carolina
There are 293 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Summerville.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Summerville, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Summerville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Summerville.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Summerville, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.
2021 Summerville, 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|
|Summerville, South Carolina Fair Market Rent||$1,000||$1,059||$1,207||$1,544||$2,010|
|Summerville, South Carolina Payment Standard Range||$900 to $1,100||$953 to $1,165||$1,086 to $1,328||$1,390 to $1,698||$1,809 to $2,211|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Summerville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||931|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||638|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.27%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.58|
|Average Household Size||2.71|
|Median Household Income||$55,476 ±$3,660|
|Median Rent||$976 ±$39|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.22% ± 5.8pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Summerville is a city in Berkeley County, South Carolina with a population of 46,200. There are 16,915 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 35.27% of households in Summerville are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Summerville
The median gross income for households in Summerville is $55,476 a year, or $4,623 a month. The median rent for the city is $976 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Summerville, a household making less than $3,253 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Summerville.
Area Median Income In Summerville
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 Summerville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Berkeley County.
In Summerville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100
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 Summerville
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 Summerville
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Summerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Summerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Summerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.