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

Discover affordable housing in Greenville where there are 104+ 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.

Pleasantburg Senior Apartments

258 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Highland Square Apartments

200 Pine Creek Ct Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29605

bed 1-3

Mulberry Court

101 Mulberry St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601

bed 1-3

The Assembly

24 Vardry Street Suite 101-F, Greenville, South Carolina 29601

Greenville Arms, Alp

200 Ashe Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29617

Magnolia Place

669 Rutherford Rd , Greenville, South Carolina 29609

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Avalon

490 Wenwood Rd , Greenville, South Carolina 29607

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Landwood

200 Mcalister Rd , Greenville, South Carolina 29607

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Rocky Creek Apartments

1901 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

bed 1-3
payment $949-1304/mo.

Berkley Pointe Apartments

500 Wenwood Rd, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

bed 1-3
payment $940-1249/mo.

The Manor at West Greenville

11 Manning St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601

bed 1-2

The Preserve at Logan Park

70 Thruston St, Greenville, South Carolina 29605

Parker at Cone l & ll

100, 7000 Parker Cone Way, Greenville, South Carolina 29609

bed 1-3
payment $695-975/mo.

Parkside at Butler

555 New Commerce Court, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

bed 1-3

Azalea Place

663 Rutherford Rd , Greenville, South Carolina 29609

accessibility Accessible

Towers East Apartments

415 N Main St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601

Renaissance Place

119 Logan Knoll Lane, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

bed 1-2

Westridge Apartments

3001 Lizzie Dr., Greenville, South Carolina 29617

bed 1-3

Parkside at Verdae

740 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Genesis Homes Greenville

P.O. Box 5839, Greenville, South Carolina 29606

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Greenville, 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.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Greenville, South Carolina
$22.84/hour
$15.59 (+215%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $15.59 (+215%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Greenville, 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 Greenville, South Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Greenville, South Carolina?

The City of Greenville has 72,310 people living in 34,547 households.

There are 33,524 renters living in 19,179 renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.36 percent of the population living in Greenville.

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

There are an estimated 37,113 housing units in the Greenville area. Of these, 21,470 units are rental homes, making up 58 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Greenville, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Greenville?

The rental vacancy rate in Greenville is 7 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 Greenville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Greenville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,327 6,280 8,389 3,117 406
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Greenville

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

Among renter households in this market, 43 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 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 Greenville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,032 to $1,797. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,032
One BR $1,074
Two BR $1,206
Three BR $1,500
Four BR $1,797
2024 Fair Market Rents in Greenville, South Carolina

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

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 454 34 percent
One BR 3,061 49 percent
Two BR 3,833 46 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Greenville, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Greenville?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,256
Public Housing 92
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 692
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 68
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 17
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Greenville, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville features 1,979 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 Greenville, South Carolina

There are 2,384 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greenville, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Greenville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Greenville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greenville, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,085 and $1,327.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.