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Affordable Housing In Port Royal
Beaufort County, South Carolina

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Royal

Port Royal

11 Grober Hill Road
Port Royal, South Carolina
Income Based
2-3 BR

Laurel Hill

1640 Ribaut Road
Port Royal, South Carolina

Yemassee Heights

1650 Ribaut Rd
Port Royal, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Port Royal

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Royal, South Carolina

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 279 affordable apartments for rent in Port Royal, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Port Royal, South Carolina

Port Royal features 148 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 Port Royal, South Carolina

There are 131 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Royal.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Royal, South Carolina

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

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

2020 Port Royal, 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.

Port Royal, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $47,445 ±$4,675
Median Rent $1,062 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.72% ± 14.4pp
Total Population 11,513

Population and Household Demographics

Port Royal is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina with a population of 11,513. There are 2,906 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 62.15% of households in Port Royal are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Royal

The median gross income for households in Port Royal is $47,445 a year, or $3,954 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,062 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Royal, a household making less than $3,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Royal.

Area Median Income In Port Royal

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 Port Royal, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaufort County.

In Port Royal, 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 Port Royal

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 Port Royal

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