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Affordable Housing In Hilton Head Island
Beaufort County, South Carolina

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hilton Head Island

90 Dillon Apts

90 Dillon Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Sandlewood Terrace

8 Southwood Park Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Cedar Well Apartments

290 Squire Pope Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Sylby Tub Apts

36 Ben White Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Hilton Head Island

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 259 affordable apartments for rent in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island features 163 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 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hilton Head Island.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hilton Head Island landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hilton Head Island.

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

2020 Hilton Head Island, 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.

Hilton Head Island, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 259
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 163
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $66,646 ±$3,201
Median Rent $1,066 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.74% ± 5.4pp
Total Population 39,071

Population and Household Demographics

Hilton Head Island is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population of 39,071. There are 17,005 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 26.49% of households in Hilton Head Island are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hilton Head Island

The median gross income for households in Hilton Head Island is $66,646 a year, or $5,554 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,066 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hilton Head Island, a household making less than $3,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Hilton Head Island.

Area Median Income In Hilton Head Island

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 Hilton Head Island, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaufort County.

In Hilton Head Island, 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 Hilton Head Island

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 Hilton Head Island

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