Affordable Housing In Bennettsville
Marlboro County, South Carolina

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bennettsville

Bennetts Pointe

907 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, SC
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Glenfield Apartments Phase II

606 Center St
Bennettsville, SC
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1-2 BR
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Eastwood Apartments

106 Gibson Cir
Bennettsville, SC

Cedar Creek

1003 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oakwood Manor

904 Oakwood St
Bennettsville, SC

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Marlboro Apartments
Bennettsville, SC
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Westwood Park

201 Fletcher St
Bennettsville, SC

Bennettsville Lofts

309 Woodland Dr
Bennettsville, SC
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Marlboro Place Phase II

813 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, SC
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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

According to federal housing data and research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 400 affordable apartments for rent in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Bennettsville features 326 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 74 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bennettsville.

Bennettsville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 400
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 326
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.1

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 $41,600

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 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 Bennettsville 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bennettsville

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 326 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bennettsville by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bennettsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bennettsville is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Bennettsville

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$507 $510 $651 $896 $986