Westminster, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 132 income based apartments in Westminster where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Westminster that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Westminster, South Carolina

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Westminster. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Westminster.

Highland Avenue Apartments

Highland Ave
Westminster, South Carolina

Westminster East Apartments

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Westminster, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Westminster

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City Apartments
Seneca, SC Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Seneca.
Walhalla, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Walhalla.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Westminster, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Westminster.

Westminster, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Westminster, South Carolina

Westminster features 132 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 Westminster, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westminster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westminster, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westminster, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $752 and $919.

2023 Westminster, 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
Westminster, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $558 $634 $835 $1,055 $1,122
Westminster, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $571 to $697 $752 to $919 $950 to $1,161 $1,010 to $1,234

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westminster, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 132
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $31,500 ±$4,916
Median Rent $562 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.03% ± 12.89pp
Total Population 2,435

Population and Household Demographics

Westminster is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina with a population of 2,435. There are 1,012 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 35.38% of households in Westminster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westminster

The median gross income for households in Westminster is $31,500 a year, or $2,625 a month. The median rent for the city is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westminster, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Westminster.

Area Median Income In Westminster

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 Westminster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oconee County.

In Westminster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,000

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 Westminster

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 Westminster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000