Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 163 income based apartments in Hilton Head Island where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 144 affordable apartments in Hilton Head Island that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Hilton Head Island. Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Hilton Head Island.

90 Dillon Apts

90 Dillon Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Marsh Pointe

100 Marsh Point Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Sandlewood Terrace

8 Southwood Park Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Cedar Well Apartments

290 Squire Pope Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Affordable

Sylby Tub Apts

36 Ben White Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Hilton Head Island

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Hilton Head Island

City Apartments
Beaufort, SC Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Beaufort.
Bluffton, SC Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Bluffton.
Port Royal, SC Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Port Royal.
Hilton Head, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hilton Head.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Beaufort Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

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 144 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 $1,317 and $1,609.

2023 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
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $1,267 $1,295 $1,463 $1,836 $2,399
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $1,140 to $1,394 $1,166 to $1,425 $1,317 to $1,609 $1,652 to $2,020 $2,159 to $2,639

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hilton Head Island, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 307
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 $95,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hilton Head Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hilton Head Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,700 $39,050 $43,350 $46,850 $50,300 $53,800 $57,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hilton Head Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,550 $55,500 $62,450 $69,350 $74,900 $80,450 $86,000 $91,550