Affordable Housing In Georgetown County
South Carolina

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Georgetown County

Georgetown Landing

2107 Lincoln Street
Georgetown, SC
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Elm Square Apartments

3701 County Line Road
Andrews, SC

Arbor Place

100 N Beech Ave
Andrews, SC

Millner Elderly Housing, Inc

200 Montford Dr
Georgetown, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Magnolia Park Apartments

3729 County Line Rd
Andrews, SC

Bethel Apartments Inc

1810 Gilbert Street
Georgetown, SC

Cypress Lane Apartments

310 W. Gapway Road
Andrews, SC

Devonshire Apartments

715 N. Farr Avenue
Andrews, SC

St Elizabeth Place

257 Baskervill Dr
Pawleys Island, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Plantation Apartments

185 Montford Dr
Georgetown, SC
HCV Welcome

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 945 affordable apartments for rent in Georgetown County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 559 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Georgetown County, HUD housing programs support 78 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 354 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Georgetown County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Georgetown County, South Carolina

Georgetown County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 945
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 559
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Total Population 60,572
Housing Units 23,566
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $42,835 ±$2,695
Median Rent $821 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.87% ± 5.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Georgetown County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 60,572. There are 23,566 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 23.17% of households in Georgetown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Georgetown County

The median gross income for households in Georgetown County is $42,835 a year, or $3,570 a month. The median rent for the county is $821 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Georgetown County, a household making less than $2,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Georgetown County.1

Area Median Income In Georgetown 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 Georgetown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown County HUD Rental Assistance in Georgetown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,500 $36,850 $39,250
50% of Median $20,800 $23,800 $26,750 $29,700 $32,100 $34,500 $36,850 $39,250
80% of Median $33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,500 $51,300 $55,100 $58,900 $62,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Georgetown County

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

From 1989 to 2010, 5 low income apartment communities containing 298 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Georgetown County 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 Georgetown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,800 $23,800 $26,750 $29,700 $32,100 $34,500 $36,850 $39,250
60% of Median $24,960 $28,560 $32,100 $35,640 $38,520 $41,400 $44,220 $47,100

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 Georgetown County is $32,100 a year, or $2,675 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,675 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $803 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% $520 $558 $669 $773 $863 $951
60% $624 $669 $803 $927 $1,035 $1,142
Fair Market Rents in Georgetown County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$604 $606 $802 $1,160 $1,186

Cities In Georgetown County

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City Listings Served By
Georgetown 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Georgetown Housing Authority.
Andrews 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andrews is the Georgetown Housing Authority.
Pawleys Island 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pawleys Island is the Georgetown Housing Authority.
Murrells Inlet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murrells Inlet is the Georgetown Housing Authority.