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Affordable Housing In Bennettsville
Marlboro County, South Carolina

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bennettsville

Bennetts Pointe

907 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Glenfield Apartments Phase II

606 Center St
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Glenfield Apartments Phase I

606 Center Street
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Eastwood Apartments

106 Gibson Cir
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Cedar Creek

1003 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oakwood Manor

904 Oakwood St
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Subsidized

South Carolina

Marlboro Apartments
Bennettsville, South Carolina

Westwood Park

201 Fletcher St
Bennettsville, South Carolina

Bennettsville Lofts

309 Woodland Dr
Bennettsville, South Carolina

Marlboro Place Phase II

813 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Bennettsville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bennettsville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing and Community Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bennettsville, South Carolina

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 480 affordable apartments for rent in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Bennettsville, South Carolina

Bennettsville features 406 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 Bennettsville, South Carolina

There are 74 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bennettsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bennettsville, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bennettsville landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bennettsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bennettsville, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $586 and $716.

2020 Bennettsville, 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 $507 $510 $651 $896 $986
Payment Standard Range $456 to $558 $459 to $561 $586 to $716 $806 to $986 $887 to $1,085

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bennettsville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 480
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $27,684 ±$5,937
Median Rent $590 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.08% ± 12.62pp
Total Population 8,834

Population and Household Demographics

Bennettsville is a city in Marlboro County, South Carolina with a population of 8,834. There are 3,036 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 51.81% of households in Bennettsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bennettsville

The median gross income for households in Bennettsville is $27,684 a year, or $2,307 a month. The median rent for the city is $590 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bennettsville, a household making less than $1,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Bennettsville.

Area Median Income In Bennettsville

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 Bennettsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marlboro County.

In Bennettsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,100

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 Bennettsville

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 Bennettsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
50% of Median $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
80% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350