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Affordable Housing In Beaufort County
South Carolina

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beaufort County

Hallmark Homes at Malphrus

120 Malphrus Rd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Magnolia Park Apartments

314 Laurel Bay Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Cottages at Beaufort

2304 Southside Blvd
Beaufort, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sandlewood Terrace

8 Southwood Park Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Yemassee Heights

1650 Ribaut Rd
Port Royal, South Carolina

Cottages at Beaufort II

2306 Southside Blvd
Beaufort, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

White Oak ( Hallmark Homes atBluffton )

100 Haigler Blvd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Cedar Well Apartments

290 Squire Pope Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Mha of Beaufort Counties

1700 Salem Rd
Beaufort, South Carolina

Sylby Tub Apts

36 Ben White Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Beaufort County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beaufort County, South Carolina

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,930 affordable apartments for rent in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Beaufort County features 702 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 County, South Carolina

There are 1,228 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beaufort County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Beaufort County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Beaufort County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $925 and $1,131.

2020 Beaufort 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
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Beaufort County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,930
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 702
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $57,048 ±$1,508
Median Rent $1,048 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.39% ± 3.14pp
Total Population 171,420

Population and Household Demographics

Beaufort County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 171,420. There are 65,975 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 29.97% of households in Beaufort County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beaufort County

The median gross income for households in Beaufort County is $57,048 a year, or $4,754 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,048 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beaufort County, a household making less than $3,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Beaufort County.

Area Median Income In Beaufort 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 Beaufort County, 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 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 Beaufort County

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

Cities In Beaufort County

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City Served By
Beaufort The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaufort is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Bluffton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluffton is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Burton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burton is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Hilton Head The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilton Head is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Hilton Head Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilton Head Island is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Laurel Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel Bay is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Port Royal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Royal is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Shell Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shell Point is the Beaufort Housing Authority.
Yemassee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yemassee is the Beaufort Housing Authority.