Affordable Housing In Union County
South Carolina

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Brittany Manor Apartments

296 Meansville Road
Union, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Buena Vista Apartments

683 Rice Avenue Ext
Union, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Keenan Oaks Union

213 Keenan Ave
Union, SC
HCV Welcome

Woodlawn Manor Apartments I & II

203 S Boyce St
Union, SC
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Union Housing, Inc

113 Chelsea Ct
Union, SC
Disabled Supportive Housing

Alman Street Apartments

308 Alman St
Jonesville, SC

Lakeside Manor

1111 Lakeside Dr
Union, SC

West End Manor

629 Rice Avenue Ext
Union, SC

Fairforest Apartments

221 E Main St
Union, SC

Rose Hill Gardens

175 Industrial Park Rd
Union, SC
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Union County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Union Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, South Carolina

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 973 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, South Carolina. Union County features 689 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 284 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Union County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 973
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 689
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $34,033 ±$2,943
Median Rent $604 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.08% ± 5.55pp
Total Population 28,125

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 28,125. There are 11,666 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 27.82% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $34,033 a year, or $2,836 a month. The median rent for the county is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.1

Area Median Income In Union County

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.

In Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,500

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 Union County

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 Union County HUD Rental Assistance in Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Union County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2012, 10 low income apartment communities containing 419 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Union County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Union County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Union County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$523 $524 $690 $944 $996

Cities In Union County

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City Listings Served By
Union 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Housing Authority of Union.
Jonesville 2
Buffalo 0
Carlisle 0
Lockhart 0
Monarch Mill 0