The McClaren Community – Workforce and Affordable Unit Guidelines

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The McClaren Community – Workforce and Affordable Unit Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the affordable/workforce apartment homes at The McClaren in downtown Greenville, SC.  Please fill out your information in the Round 1 Form.  There are 49 total affordable/workforce apartment homes available at The McClaren.  Please find additional income and rent limit guidelines below.
If there is anyone that is unable to fill out this form online or needs additional language services or hearing impaired assistance, please call 864-208-0598.
There will only be one entry allowed per household. 
We request that you do not contact The McClaren staff directly management directly with questions. If you have qualified on a first come, first served basis, The McClaren Staff will contact you with next steps for Round 2 application and income verification procedures.  You will be contacted by December 31, 2022 whether you have qualified for Round 2 or not.   This page will be temporarily removed from our website once we reach an excessive number of submissions while we contact the submissions received.

Affordable Housing Definitions 2023

Community Development Staff is working with Greenville Housing Fund staff on an alignment of affordable housing definitions including median family income, area median income, income limits, and rent limits. This document is a beginning draft of those definitions and limits.

Affordable Housing:

Housing is considered affordable if a family spends no more than 30% of their gross income to live there. This includes rent/mortgage and utilities (water, sewer, gas, trash, and electricity). As such, affordable housing differs according to family income. Typically, affordable housing references affordability for families in the middle to lower end of the income scale. However, all levels of income must have access to affordable housing.

Workforce Affordable Housing

Often, affordable and workforce housing are terms used synonymously because most low-to-moderate income families are working and are in need of affordable housing near their employment. Income levels for this type of housing are often at 80% AMI or below.

Median Family Income (MFI):

HUD estimates Median Family Income (MFI) annually for each metropolitan area and non-metropolitan county. The metropolitan area definitions are the same ones HUD uses for Fair Market Rents (except where statute requires a different configuration). HUD calculates Income Limits as a function of the area’s Median Family Income (MFI). The basis for HUD’s median family incomes is data from the American Community Survey, table B19113 – MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS. For Greenville County, the MFI is calculated within the Greenville – Easley – Mauldin, SC HUD Metro FMR Area.

Area Median Income (AMI):

The term Area Median Income is the term used more generally in the industry particularly when assigning ranges to the MFI. If the term Area Median Income (AMI) is used in an unqualified manor, this reference is synonymous with HUD’s MFI. However, if the term AMI is qualified in some way – generally percentages of AMI, or AMI adjusted for family size, then this is a reference to HUD’s income limits, which are calculated as percentages of median incomes and include adjustments for families of different sizes.

2023 HUD HOME Area Median Income Limits

Household Size 30% (Extremely Low) 50% (Very Low) 60% 80% (Low Income)
1 $18,700 $31,150 $37,380 $49,850
2 $21,400 $35,600 $42,720 $57,000
3 $24,860 $40,050 $48,060 $64,100
4 $30,000 $44,500 $53,400 $71,200
5 $35,140 $48,100 $57,720 $76,900
6 $40,280 $51,650 $61,980 $82,600
7 $45,420 $55,200 $66,240 $88,300
8 $50,560 $58,750 $70,500 $94,000

GHF Rent Limits (Based on HUD calculations above)

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed 6 Bed
30% $468 $535 $622 $750 $879 $1007 $1136
50% $778 $834 $1001 $1157 $1291 $1424 $1557
60% $935 $1068 $1202 $1335 $1443 $1550 $1656
80% $1246 $1425 $1603 $1780 $1923 $2065 $2208
FMR $865 $931 $1051 $1344 $1628 $1872 $2116

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