Marion, South Carolina Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 487 income based apartments in Marion where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 80 affordable apartments in Marion that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Marion, South Carolina

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Marion.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Marion.

Cedar Creek

1510 Mill St
Marion, South Carolina
Affordable

Southern Forest Apartments

132 Luther Rogers Rd
Marion, South Carolina
Affordable

Evans Street

601 Bee St
Marion, South Carolina

Bluff Road

1100 Bluff Rd
Marion, South Carolina

Lou Pearl M. Windon Community

1003 Leitner Court
Marion, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Silver Trace Apartments

106 Silver Trace Ct
Marion, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

Northside Place

1002 E. Northside Ave.
Marion, South Carolina
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Affordable Housing Near Marion

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City Apartments
Mullins, SC Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Mullins.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Marion, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Marion 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 Marion.

Marion, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Marion, South Carolina

Marion features 487 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 Marion, South Carolina

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marion, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marion landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Marion.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marion, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2023 Marion, 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
Marion, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $616 $683 $780 $985 $1,329
Marion, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $554 to $678 $615 to $751 $702 to $858 $887 to $1,084 $1,196 to $1,462

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marion, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 567
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 487
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.66%
Average Renter Household Size 3.12
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $29,037 ±$5,287
Median Rent $446 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.96% ± 10.15pp
Total Population 6,793

Population and Household Demographics

Marion is a city in Marion County, South Carolina with a population of 6,793. There are 2,367 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 47.66% of households in Marion are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion

The median gross income for households in Marion is $29,037 a year, or $2,420 a month. The median rent for the city is $446 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion, a household making less than $1,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion.

Area Median Income In Marion

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 Marion, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Marion, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,000

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 Marion

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 Marion

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150