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Affordable Housing In Bluffton
Beaufort County, South Carolina

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bluffton

May River Village

5736 Patriot Ln
Bluffton, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR

Olde South Terrace

4 Old South Ct
Bluffton, South Carolina

M99simnstnhms 757 Arthur Godrey Rd Rh

Simmonsville Rd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Vista View One Apartments

39 Haigler Blvd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Simmons Townhomes

57 Simmonsville Rd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton House Garden Apartments, Phase IIi

20 Simmonsville Rd
Bluffton, South Carolina

Hallmark Homes at Malphrus

120 Malphrus Rd
Bluffton, South Carolina

White Oak ( Hallmark Homes atBluffton )

100 Haigler Blvd
Bluffton, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Bluffton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bluffton, South Carolina

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 472 affordable apartments for rent in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton features 0 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 Bluffton, South Carolina

There are 472 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bluffton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bluffton, South Carolina

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

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

2020 Bluffton, 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.

Bluffton, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 472
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.92%
Average Renter Household Size 3.81
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $64,287 ±$3,993
Median Rent $1,362 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.29% ± 13.56pp
Total Population 14,607

Population and Household Demographics

Bluffton is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population of 14,607. There are 4,993 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 26.92% of households in Bluffton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bluffton

The median gross income for households in Bluffton is $64,287 a year, or $5,357 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,362 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bluffton, a household making less than $4,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Bluffton.

Area Median Income In Bluffton

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

In Bluffton, 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 Bluffton

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 Bluffton

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