Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Gaffney, SC

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Gaffney, South Carolina
$17.69/hour
$10.44 (+144%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $10.44 (+144%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Gaffney, 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 Gaffney, South Carolina.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Gaffney, South Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Gaffney, South Carolina?

The City of Gaffney has 12,651 people living in 4,611 households.

There are 5,513 renters living in 2,167 renter households in this City. Renters make up 43.58 percent of the population living in Gaffney.

What is the rental market like in Gaffney, South Carolina?

There are an estimated 5,523 housing units in the Gaffney area. Of these, 2,285 units are rental homes, making up 41 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Gaffney, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Gaffney?

The rental vacancy rate in Gaffney is 5 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 Gaffney for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gaffney
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
102 471 927 530 137
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gaffney

A large number of apartments in Gaffney 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 Gaffney are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 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 Gaffney

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $706 to $1,355. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $706
One BR $711
Two BR $934
Three BR $1,187
Four BR $1,355
2024 Fair Market Rents in Gaffney, South Carolina

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

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 65 64 percent
One BR 269 57 percent
Two BR 607 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Gaffney, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Gaffney?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 300
Public Housing 274
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 183
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 45
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 12
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 242
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Gaffney, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney features 658 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 Gaffney, South Carolina

There are 241 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gaffney.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gaffney, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gaffney, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $841 and $1,027.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.