Williston, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 140 income based apartments in Williston where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 24 affordable apartments in Williston that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Williston, South Carolina

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

Cottonwood Apartments

61 Cottonwood Circle
Williston, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Country Trend

201 Harley Rd
Williston, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Williston Elderly Apartments

25 Camden Ct
Williston, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

West Main Street

W Main St
Williston, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

M03 01 Williston W Main Rh

West Main St and Black Dr
Williston, South Carolina
Affordable

Willow Run Apartments

55 Harley Rd
Williston, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Williston

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Williston

City Apartments
Barnwell, SC Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Barnwell.
Blackville, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blackville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Williston, 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. 3 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 Williston.

Williston, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Williston, South Carolina

Williston features 140 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 Williston, South Carolina

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williston, South Carolina

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

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

2023 Williston, 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
Williston, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $607 $611 $780 $1,041 $1,088
Williston, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $550 to $672 $702 to $858 $937 to $1,145 $979 to $1,197

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Williston, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 164
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 140
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $24,630 ±$6,340
Median Rent $511 ±$137
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.44% ± 20.5pp
Total Population 3,069

Population and Household Demographics

Williston is a city in Barnwell County, South Carolina with a population of 3,069. There are 1,163 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 35.08% of households in Williston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williston

The median gross income for households in Williston is $24,630 a year, or $2,053 a month. The median rent for the city is $511 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williston, a household making less than $1,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Williston.

Area Median Income In Williston

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 Williston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barnwell County.

In Williston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,400

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 Williston

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 Williston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williston 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 Williston 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 Williston 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