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Affordable Housing In Wilkinson Heights
Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Wilkinson Heights

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina

Wilkinson Heights features 0 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 Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wilkinson Heights landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wilkinson Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $589 and $719.

2020 Wilkinson Heights, 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 $558 $569 $654 $830 $1,059
Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $512 to $626 $589 to $719 $747 to $913 $953 to $1,165

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wilkinson Heights, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $28,144 ±$6,871
Median Rent $773 ±$199
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.16% ± 16.15pp
Total Population 2,723

Population and Household Demographics

Wilkinson Heights is a city in Orangeburg County, South Carolina with a population of 2,723. There are 992 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 34.98% of households in Wilkinson Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilkinson Heights

The median gross income for households in Wilkinson Heights is $28,144 a year, or $2,345 a month. The median rent for the city is $773 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilkinson Heights, a household making less than $2,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilkinson Heights.

Area Median Income In Wilkinson Heights

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 Wilkinson Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orangeburg County.

In Wilkinson Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Wilkinson Heights

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 Wilkinson Heights

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