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Affordable Housing In Laurel Bay
Beaufort County, South Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Laurel Bay

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laurel Bay, South Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Laurel Bay, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Laurel Bay, South Carolina

Laurel Bay features 0 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 Laurel Bay, South Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurel Bay.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laurel Bay, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Laurel Bay landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Laurel Bay.

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

2020 Laurel Bay, 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.

Laurel Bay, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 76.53%
Average Renter Household Size 3.46
Average Household Size 3.36
Median Household Income $36,941 ±$2,114
Median Rent $1,051 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 68.49% ± 11.48pp
Total Population 6,318

Population and Household Demographics

Laurel Bay is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population of 6,318. There are 1,883 households in the city with an average household size of 3.36 persons. 76.53% of households in Laurel Bay are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laurel Bay

The median gross income for households in Laurel Bay is $36,941 a year, or $3,078 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,051 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurel Bay, a household making less than $3,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 68.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurel Bay.

Area Median Income In Laurel Bay

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 Laurel Bay, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaufort County.

In Laurel Bay, 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 Laurel Bay

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 Laurel Bay

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