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Affordable Housing In Marion
Marion County, South Carolina

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion

Cedar Creek

1510 Mill St
Marion, South Carolina

Southern Forest Apartments

132 Luther Rogers Rd
Marion, South Carolina

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
Disabled Supportive Housing

Silver Trace Apartments

106 Silver Trace Ct
Marion, South Carolina

Northside Place

1002 E. Northside Ave.
Marion, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Marion

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion, South Carolina

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 567 affordable apartments for rent in Marion, South Carolina.

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 $586 and $716.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $556 $561 $651 $879 $882
Payment Standard Range $500 to $612 $505 to $617 $586 to $716 $791 to $967 $794 to $970

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $42,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
50% of Median $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $28,300 $30,400 $32,500 $34,600
80% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350