Affordable Housing In St. George
Dorchester County, South Carolina

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In St. George

Woodland Park Apts

113 Sharon Ln
St. George, South Carolina

St George Villas

305 Park Street
St. George, South Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve St. George

Housing Authority Programs
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 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in St. George, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in St. George, South Carolina

St. George features 64 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 0 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 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
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
Total Population 2,192

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.
$17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
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.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750