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

Discover affordable housing in Fairfield County where there are 10+ 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.

Laurelwood I & II

16A Laurelwood Ct, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Evans Knoll Apartments

701 W Moultrie St, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

The Pointe at Blythewood

423 Main Street, Blythewood, South Carolina 29016

Fairfield Senior Village

156 US Highway Bypass 321 N, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Deerwood Apartments

300 Winnsboro Ln, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Dogwood Apartments

250 W. Church Street, Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130

Winnfield West Apartments

338 US Highway 321 Bypass North, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Castlewood Apartments

200 Castlewood Dr, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Winnsboro Arms, Lp

61 Winnsboro Arms Drive, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Castlewood Apartments, Phase II

700 Calhoun St, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Fairfield County, South Carolina
$16.35 (+226%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $16.35 (+226%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Fairfield 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), Homeownership Voucher programs for Fairfield County, South Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Fairfield County, South Carolina?

The County of Fairfield County has 20,942 people living in 8,795 households.

There are 4,506 renters living in 2,186 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.52 percent of the population living in Fairfield County.

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

There are an estimated 10,943 housing units in the Fairfield County area. Of these, 2,306 units are rental homes, making up 21 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Fairfield County, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Fairfield County?

The rental vacancy rate in Fairfield County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fairfield County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
190 128 905 687 276
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fairfield County

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

How many renter households in Fairfield County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 46 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Fairfield County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,036 to $1,917. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,036
One BR $1,110
Two BR $1,246
Three BR $1,595
Four BR $1,917
2024 Fair Market Rents in Fairfield County, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Fairfield 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 151 79 percent
One BR 128 100 percent
Two BR 688 76 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Fairfield County, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Fairfield County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 300
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 127
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 214
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Fairfield County, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina

Fairfield County features 308 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 Fairfield County, South Carolina

There are 162 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield County, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfield County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Fairfield County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfield County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,121 and $1,371.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.