Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Summerville, SC

Discover affordable housing in Summerville where there are 18+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Haven Oaks Apartments

523 Orangeburg Rd # H9, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Villas at Oakbrook

2041 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, South Carolina 29485

Cedar Keys

246 Pidgeon Bay Rd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

The Villas of Summerville

1310 Boone Hill Rd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483


800 Sangaree Pkwy , Summerville, South Carolina 29486

Lake Pointe Apartments

100 Lake Pointe Ave, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Summer Pines

400 Diana Court, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Parkway Village Apartments

775 Sangaree Parkway, Summerville, South Carolina 29486

Palmetto Place, Inc

553 Orangeburg Rd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Oakbrook Towers

300 Springview Ln, Summerville, South Carolina 29485

Canebreak, a Lp

1300 Central Ave, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Cambridge Apartments

559 Orangeburg Rd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Summerville Garden

340 Holiday Dr, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

The Waters at Magnolia Bay

10765 US Hwy 78, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Summerville Villas

350 Luden Drive, Summerville, South Carolina 29485

Happy Homes, Inc

707 Parsons Rd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Oak Hollow

3009 Tree Canopy Dr, Summerville, South Carolina 29485

Lincolnville Elderly Apartments

501 Slidel St, Summerville, South Carolina 29485

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Summerville, South Carolina
$23.03 (+318%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $23.03 (+318%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Summerville, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Summerville, South Carolina.

Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Summerville.

How many renters live in Summerville, South Carolina?

The City of Summerville has 50,839 people living in 20,137 households.

There are 14,763 renters living in 6,309 renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.04 percent of the population living in Summerville.

What is the rental market like in Summerville, South Carolina?

There are an estimated 21,926 housing units in the Summerville area. Of these, 7,267 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Summerville, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Summerville?

The rental vacancy rate in Summerville is 13 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Summerville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Summerville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
167 1,249 2,840 1,674 341
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Summerville

A large number of apartments in Summerville have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Summerville are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Summerville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,386 to $2,402. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,386
One BR $1,424
Two BR $1,599
Three BR $1,979
Four BR $2,402
2024 Fair Market Rents in Summerville, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Summerville?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 50 30 percent
One BR 1,059 85 percent
Two BR 1,984 70 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Summerville, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Summerville?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Summerville, South Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 554
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 460
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 48
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Summerville, South Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina

Summerville features 596 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 724 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 $1,439 and $1,759.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.