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Affordable Housing In Beaufort
Beaufort County, South Carolina

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beaufort

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

Spanish Trace Apartments

2400 Southside Blvd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Parkview Apartments

2500 Duke St
Beaufort, South Carolina

Wilderness Too Apartments

1305 Talbird Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

123 Club ( Carriage Apartments )

123 Old Salem Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

South Carolina

Salem St
Beaufort, South Carolina

Fairfield Estates

22 Colony Gardens Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Cross Creek Apartments

325 Ambrose Run
Beaufort, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Beaufort

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beaufort, South Carolina

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 808 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 529 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 $925 and $1,131.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $864 $899 $1,028 $1,355 $1,806
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $809 to $989 $925 to $1,131 $1,220 to $1,491 $1,625 to $1,987

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Beaufort, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 808
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 $81,500

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,150 $19,600 $22,050 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,550 $32,600 $36,700 $40,750 $44,050 $47,300 $50,550 $53,800
80% of Median $45,650 $52,200 $58,700 $65,200 $70,450 $75,650 $80,850 $86,100