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Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA)

Now Accepting Applications!

**Any applications submitted after 6/12/2024 will be put on a temporary waiting list**

Program Overview

The TBRA Program is a federally funded program through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program. It provides assistance to individual households and families to help them afford rental housing costs within Lexington County such as rent, security and utility deposits and monthly utilities.

In most cases, households will pay 30% of their adjusted income toward the rent for an approved apartment and Lexington County’s TBRA rental assistance program will cover the rest of the rent. (“Adjusted income” means a household’s income after deductions that are allowed under the program.) The program is income based and the household income must be at or below the 60% Area Median Income (AMI). The apartment must pass HQS or NSPIRE inspection and the tenant(s) must be a citizen of the United States.

To be eligible for assistance through the County’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA), applicants must meet HUD’s income requirements listed below:

Number of 

Household Members


Allowable Income

1 $36,540
2 $41,760
3 $46,980
4 $52,140
5 $56,340
6 $60,540
7 $64,680
8 $68,880


Source: U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Figures on this 2024 charts are subject to change without notice, as calculated by HUD.


Property and Occupancy Standards

Lexington County will reference the following chart in determining the appropriate size for a family:

Bedroom Size

Persons in Household 


1 Bedroom  1-2
2 Bedrooms 2-4
3 Bedrooms 3-6
4 Bedrooms 4-8
5 Bedrooms 6-10


To submit your TBRA Pre-Screening Application, see the following options below:

Email to –

Fax to – (803) 785-8188

Mail/Drop off  – Community Development/Grants Division
212 South Lake Drive Suite 401
Lexington, SC 29072