Affordable Housing In St George
6 Low Income Apartment Communities In St George
Housing Authorities that serve St George
|South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in St George, South Carolina
There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 192 affordable apartments for rent in St George, South Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in St George, South Carolina
St George features 84 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 St George, South Carolina
There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St George.
Housing Choice Vouchers in St George, South Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St George landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in St George.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St George, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.
2021 St George, 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|
|St George, South Carolina Fair Market Rent||$1,000||$1,059||$1,207||$1,544||$2,010|
|St George, South Carolina Payment Standard Range||$900 to $1,100||$953 to $1,165||$1,086 to $1,328||$1,390 to $1,698||$1,809 to $2,211|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
St George, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||6|
|Total Low Income Apartments||192|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||84|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.87%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.40|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$35,031 ±$5,522|
|Median Rent||$532 ±$190|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45% ± 18.29pp|
Population and Household Demographics
St George is a city in Dorchester County, South Carolina with a population of 2,192. There are 783 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 40.87% of households in St George are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in St George
The median gross income for households in St George is $35,031 a year, or $2,919 a month. The median rent for the city is $532 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St George, a household making less than $1,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45% of households who rent are overburdened in St George.
Area Median Income In St George
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 St George, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dorchester County.
In St George, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100
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 St George
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 St George
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.