Affordable Housing In Bowman
Orangeburg County, South Carolina

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowman

Cedarwood Villas

700 Cedarwood Ct
Bowman, SC
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Bowman

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowman, South Carolina

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Bowman, South Carolina. Bowman features 24 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowman.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bowman, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $29,844 ±$4,966
Median Rent $528 ±$163
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.31% ± 19.09pp
Total Population 816

Population and Household Demographics

Bowman is a City in Orangeburg County, South Carolina with a population of 816. There are 338 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 38.46% of households in Bowman are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowman

The median gross income for households in Bowman is $29,844 a year, or $2,487 a month. The median rent for the city is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowman, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowman.1

Area Median Income In Bowman

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 Bowman, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orangeburg County.

In Bowman, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,900

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 Bowman

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 Bowman HUD Rental Assistance in Bowman

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

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 Bowman

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 Bowman 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 Bowman

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
$558 $569 $654 $830 $1,059