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Affordable Housing In Georgetown County
South Carolina

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Georgetown County

Plantation Apartments

185 Montford Dr
Georgetown, South Carolina

M99 Mhageorget Meadowlands Rh

612 S Maple Ave
Andrews, South Carolina

Westside Apartments

1 McCaffrey Ct
Georgetown, South Carolina

Maryville South Apartments

6 Hinds St
Georgetown, South Carolina

Hickory Knoll

2800 Church St
Georgetown, South Carolina

Andrew S Partin

1604 Duke St
Georgetown, South Carolina

Bay Side Apartments

225 Martin Street
Georgetown, South Carolina


301 Martin Street
Georgetown, South Carolina

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

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 983 affordable apartments for rent in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Georgetown County, South Carolina

Georgetown County features 591 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 Georgetown County, South Carolina

There are 360 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Georgetown County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Georgetown County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Georgetown County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Georgetown County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Georgetown County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2020 Georgetown County, 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 $579 $583 $748 $1,079 $1,081
Payment Standard Range $521 to $637 $525 to $641 $673 to $823 $971 to $1,187 $973 to $1,189

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Georgetown County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 983
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 591
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $42,835 ±$2,695
Median Rent $821 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.87% ± 5.52pp
Total Population 60,572

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.

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 $62,500

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 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 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 $13,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,750 $41,250
50% of Median $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000

Cities In Georgetown County

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