Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Anderson County, SC

Discover affordable housing in Anderson County where there are 103+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Caldwell Fortson Jeffers

1000 S Towers St, Anderson, South Carolina 29624

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Westgate Apartments

101 Wallace Dr, Easley, South Carolina 29640

payment Subsidized

Hanover Ridge Apartments

1110 W Franklin St, Anderson, South Carolina 29624

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Anderson County, South Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Anderson County, South Carolina
$19.77/hour
$12.52 (+173%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $12.52 (+173%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Anderson County, South Carolina Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Anderson County, South Carolina?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Anderson County, South Carolina.

Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Anderson County.

How many renters live in Anderson County, South Carolina?

The County of Anderson County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 20.42 percent of the population living in Anderson County.

What is the rental market like in Anderson County, South Carolina?

There are an estimated housing units in the Anderson County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Anderson County, South Carolina, there are 1.18 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Anderson County?

The rental vacancy rate in Anderson County is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Anderson County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Anderson County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
419 2,570 9,977 5,628 354
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Anderson County

A large number of apartments in Anderson County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Anderson County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $838 to $1,756. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $838
One BR $841
Two BR $1,044
Three BR $1,318
Four BR $1,756
2024 Fair Market Rents in Anderson County, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Anderson County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 326 78 percent
One BR 1,564 61 percent
Two BR 5,851 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Anderson County, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Anderson County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Anderson County, South Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Anderson County, South Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina

Anderson County features 2,577 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 Anderson County, South Carolina

There are 1,500 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anderson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Anderson County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Anderson County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Anderson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Anderson County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $940 and $1,148.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.