Affordable Housing In Marion County
South Carolina

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Meadow Park Apartments

301 W Dogwood Dr
Mullins, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Genesis II Community Development Corp

Intersection of Hayes St & Weeks St
Mullins, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Little Pee Dee Manor

3907 E Highway 76
Mullins, SC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Creek

1510 Mill St
Marion, SC
HCV Welcome

M01cimullins Mainst Rt

135 N Main St
Mullins, SC
HCV Welcome

Southern Forest Apartments

132 Luther Rogers Rd
Marion, SC
HCV Welcome

Evans Street

601 Bee St
Marion, SC

Bluff Road

1100 Bluff Rd
Marion, SC

Blanton Court

320 Academy St
Mullins, SC

Lou Pearl M. Windon Community

1003 Leitner Court
Marion, SC
Disabled Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Marion County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion County, South Carolina

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 851 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County, South Carolina. Marion County features 693 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 158 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marion County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 851
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 693
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $29,874 ±$1,865
Median Rent $496 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.48% ± 7.37pp
Total Population 32,167

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 32,167. There are 11,958 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 30.37% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $29,874 a year, or $2,490 a month. The median rent for the county is $496 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $1,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.1

Area Median Income In Marion 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 Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,600

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 Marion 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 Marion County HUD Rental Assistance in Marion 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 Marion County

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

From 1988 to 2003, 4 low income apartment communities containing 146 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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
$556 $561 $651 $879 $882

Cities In Marion County

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City Listings Served By
Marion 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Housing Authority of Marion.
Mullins 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mullins is the Housing Authority of Mullins.
Nichols 0
Sellers 0