Affordable Housing In Lee County
South Carolina

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Ashley Park Apartments

214 Chappel Dr
Bishopville, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lee County Special Housing

814 McLeod Rd
Bishopville, SC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Fieldale

415 Cousar St
Bishopville, SC
HCV Welcome

Woodside of Bishopville

210 Roland St
Bishopville, SC
Subsidized

Lee County Senior Apartments

318 Chappell Drive
Bishopville, SC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lynches River Apartments

121 Academy Rd
Bishopville, SC
Subsidized

Ashwood Pointe

224 Moseley St
Bishopville, SC
HCV Welcome

Pepper Tree Apartments

120 Woodward St
Bishopville, SC
HCV Welcome

Bishopville Apartments Lp

520 S Lee St
Bishopville, SC
HCV Welcome

Cloverleaf Apartments, Phase II

208 Fairview Ave
Bishopville, SC
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Lee County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, South Carolina

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 434 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, South Carolina. Lee County features 238 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 196 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 434
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 238
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $30,954 ±$2,333
Median Rent $596 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.65% ± 9.91pp
Total Population 18,461

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 18,461. There are 6,385 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 26.08% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $30,954 a year, or $2,580 a month. The median rent for the county is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.1

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,200

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 Lee 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 Lee County HUD Rental Assistance in Lee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lee County

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

From 1990 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 240 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lee 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 Lee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

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 Lee County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 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% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Lee 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$513 $534 $651 $818 $935

Cities In Lee County

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City Listings Served By
Bishopville 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bishopville is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Lynchburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynchburg is the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority.