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Affordable Housing In Union County
South Carolina

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Brittany Manor Apartments

296 Meansville Rd
Union, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Buena Vista Apartments

683 Rice Avenue Ext
Union, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Keenan Oaks Union

213 Keenan Ave
Union, South Carolina

Woodlawn Manor Apartments I & II

203 S Boyce St
Union, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR

Union Housing, Inc

113 Chelsea Ct
Union, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Alman Street Apartments

308 Alman St
Jonesville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Lakeside Manor

1111 Lakeside Dr
Union, South Carolina
Subsidized

West End Manor

629 Rice Avenue Ext
Union, South Carolina
Subsidized

Fairforest Apartments

221 E Main St
Union, South Carolina
Subsidized

Rose Hill Gardens

175 Industrial Park Rd
Union, South Carolina

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, South Carolina

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,025 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, South Carolina

Union County features 689 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 Union County, South Carolina

There are 336 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Union County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $621 and $759.

2020 Union County, 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 $523 $524 $690 $944 $996
Payment Standard Range $471 to $575 $472 to $576 $621 to $759 $850 to $1,038 $896 to $1,096

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,025
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.

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 $50,400

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 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 $12,760 $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

Cities In Union County

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