Three Oaks Apartments

200 Three Oaks Rd
Cowpens, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Oakvale Apartments

300 GoForth St Box 12
Cowpens, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Washington Road Apartments

Washington Rd, Bunch St
Cowpens, South Carolina

Willow Oaks Associates of Cowpens

133 Foster St
Cowpens, South Carolina
Rent Assisted

There are 24 low-income apartments in Cowpens that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 126 low-income homes in Cowpens where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $295 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on November 18th, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cowpens, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Spartanburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cowpens.

Cowpens, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cowpens, South Carolina

Cowpens features 126 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 Cowpens, South Carolina

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cowpens.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cowpens, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cowpens, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,062.

2023 Cowpens, 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
Cowpens, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $830 $854 $965 $1,254 $1,296
Cowpens, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $747 to $913 $769 to $939 $869 to $1,062 $1,129 to $1,379 $1,166 to $1,426

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cowpens, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $27,000 ±$5,534
Median Rent $442 ±$122
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.48% ± 12.99pp
Total Population 1,702

Population and Household Demographics

Cowpens is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina with a population of 1,702. There are 750 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 36.53% of households in Cowpens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cowpens

The median gross income for households in Cowpens is $27,000 a year, or $2,250 a month. The median rent for the city is $442 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cowpens, a household making less than $1,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Cowpens.

Area Median Income In Cowpens

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 Cowpens, the AMI is calculated from all households within Spartanburg County.

In Cowpens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,700

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 Cowpens

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 Cowpens

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cowpens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,700 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cowpens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,150 $29,900 $33,650 $37,350 $40,350 $43,350 $46,350 $49,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cowpens AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,850 $47,800 $53,800 $59,750 $64,550 $69,350 $74,100 $78,900