Williamsburg County, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 556 income based apartments in Williamsburg County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 257 affordable apartments in Williamsburg County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Williamsburg County, South Carolina

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

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Affordable Housing In Williamsburg County

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Kingstree, SC Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Kingstree.
Hemingway, SC Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Hemingway.
Greeleyville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Greeleyville.
Lane, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lane.

Williamsburg County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Williamsburg County, South Carolina

Williamsburg County features 556 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 Williamsburg County, South Carolina

There are 257 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williamsburg County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williamsburg County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Williamsburg County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Williamsburg County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williamsburg County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Williamsburg 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
Williamsburg County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $589 $593 $780 $962 $1,235
Williamsburg County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $534 to $652 $702 to $858 $866 to $1,058 $1,112 to $1,359

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Williamsburg County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 813
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 556
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $28,297 ±$2,230
Median Rent $569 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.12% ± 5.55pp
Total Population 33,238

Population and Household Demographics

Williamsburg County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 33,238. There are 11,885 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 26.48% of households in Williamsburg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williamsburg County

The median gross income for households in Williamsburg County is $28,297 a year, or $2,358 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williamsburg County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Williamsburg County.

Area Median Income In Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,300

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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williamsburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Williamsburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Williamsburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150