Affordable Housing In Beaufort
Beaufort County, South Carolina

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beaufort

Ribaut Senior Village

1224 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina
$688-813
1-2 BR
55+
62+

123 Club Apartments

123 Old Salem Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina
1 BR

Sea Pointe

61 Hazel Farm Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Shell Pointe

297 Midtown Dr
Beaufort, South Carolina

Mossy Oaks Village Townhouses

27 Johnny Morrall Cir
Beaufort, South Carolina
Subsidized

Spanish Trace Apartments

2400 Southside Blvd
Beaufort, South Carolina
Subsidized

Parkview Apartments

2500 Duke St
Beaufort, South Carolina
Subsidized

Wilderness Too Apartments

1305 Talbird Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

South Carolina

Salem St
Beaufort, South Carolina

Fairfield Estates

22 Colony Gardens Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Beaufort, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Beaufort, South Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Beaufort Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beaufort, South Carolina

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 857 affordable apartments for rent in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort features 279 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 Beaufort, South Carolina

There are 578 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beaufort.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Beaufort, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Beaufort landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Beaufort.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Beaufort, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,128 and $1,378.

2022 Beaufort, 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
Beaufort, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,080 $1,100 $1,253 $1,618 $2,145
Beaufort, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $972 to $1,188 $990 to $1,210 $1,128 to $1,378 $1,456 to $1,780 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Beaufort, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 857
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 279
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $42,630 ±$4,974
Median Rent $805 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.2% ± 11.59pp
Total Population 12,839

Population and Household Demographics

Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population of 12,839. There are 4,630 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 44.82% of households in Beaufort are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beaufort

The median gross income for households in Beaufort is $42,630 a year, or $3,553 a month. The median rent for the city is $805 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beaufort, a household making less than $2,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Beaufort.

Area Median Income In Beaufort

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 Beaufort, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaufort County.

In Beaufort, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,600

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 Beaufort

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 Beaufort

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Beaufort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Beaufort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,700 $39,050 $43,350 $46,850 $50,300 $53,800 $57,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Beaufort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,550 $55,500 $62,450 $69,350 $74,900 $80,450 $86,000 $91,550