Affordable Housing In Greenville
Greenville County, South Carolina

67 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenville

Parker at Cone l & ll

100, 7000 Parker Cone Way
Greenville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mulberry Court

101 Mulberry St
Greenville, South Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR

Pleasantburg Senior Apartments

258 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, South Carolina
$545-805
1-2 BR

Highland Square Apartments

200 Pine Creek Ct Ext
Greenville, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Stratham Place Apartments

207 Shaw Street
Greenville, South Carolina
$399-499
2-3 BR

The Heritage at Sliding Rock

125 Ramsey Drive
Greenville, South Carolina
$575-675
1-2 BR

Boulder Creek

300 Furman Hall Road
Greenville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Crestwood Forest Apartments

100 Crestwood Forest Drive
Greenville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Woodstream Apartments

2735 Anderson Road
Greenville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Shemwood Crossing

100 Shemwood Lane
Greenville, South Carolina
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Greenville, South Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Greenville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenville, South Carolina

There are 67 low income housing apartment communities offering 34,353 affordable apartments for rent in Greenville, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville features 2,452 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 31,641 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 $893 and $1,091.

2022 Greenville, 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
Greenville, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $783 $871 $992 $1,294 $1,579
Greenville, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $705 to $861 $784 to $958 $893 to $1,091 $1,165 to $1,423 $1,421 to $1,737

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greenville, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 67
Total Low Income Apartments 34,353
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,452
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $41,924 ±$1,664
Median Rent $795 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.62% ± 2.98pp
Total Population 61,734

Population and Household Demographics

Greenville is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina with a population of 61,734. There are 26,636 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 57.55% of households in Greenville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenville

The median gross income for households in Greenville is $41,924 a year, or $3,494 a month. The median rent for the city is $795 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenville, a household making less than $2,650 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenville.

Area Median Income In Greenville

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 Greenville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greenville County.

In Greenville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,200

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 Greenville

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 Greenville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,050 $30,900 $34,750 $38,600 $41,700 $44,800 $47,900 $51,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,250 $49,400 $55,600 $61,750 $66,700 $71,650 $76,600 $81,550