Affordable Housing In Greenville County
South Carolina

101 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenville County

Woodlea Oaks

4307 Edwards Rd
Taylors, SC
$745-962
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Mulberry Court

101 Mulberry St
Greenville, SC
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Highland Square Apartments

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

Stratham Place Apartments

207 Shaw Street Suite 43
Greenville, SC
$399-499
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Heritage at Sliding Rock

125 Ramsey Drive
Greenville, SC
$575-675
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Boulder Creek

300 Furman Hall Road
Greenville, SC
Subsidized

Oakcrest Apartments

250 Little Texas Rd
Travelers Rest, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Gateway Village Apartments

501 Boyd Avenue
Simpsonville, SC
Subsidized

Miller Oaks Apartments

303 Miller Road
Mauldin, SC
Subsidized

Spring Grove I Apartments

1900 Boling Road Extension
Taylors, SC
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Greenville County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Greenville County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenville County, South Carolina

There are 101 low income housing apartment communities offering 36,496 affordable apartments for rent in Greenville County, South Carolina. Greenville County features 3,845 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 32,391 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenville County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greenville County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 101
Total Low Income Apartments 36,496
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,845
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $50,540 ±$597
Median Rent $771 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.59% ± 1.68pp
Total Population 474,903

Population and Household Demographics

Greenville County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 474,903. There are 179,862 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 34.05% of households in Greenville County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenville County

The median gross income for households in Greenville County is $50,540 a year, or $4,212 a month. The median rent for the county is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenville County, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenville County.1

Area Median Income In Greenville County

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.

In Greenville County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Greenville County

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 Greenville County HUD Rental Assistance in Greenville County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Greenville County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 58 low income apartment communities containing 4,102 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Greenville County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Greenville County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
60% of Median $30,120 $34,440 $38,760 $43,020 $46,500 $49,920 $53,400 $56,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Greenville County is $38,760 a year, or $3,230 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,230 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $969 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $628 $673 $808 $933 $1,040 $1,148
60% $753 $807 $969 $1,119 $1,248 $1,378
Fair Market Rents in Greenville County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$628 $740 $842 $1,127 $1,362

Cities In Greenville County

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City Listings Served By
Greenville 66 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Greer 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greer is the Housing Authority of Greer.
Travelers Rest 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Travelers Rest is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Simpsonville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpsonville is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Taylors 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylors is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Fountain Inn 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Inn is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Mauldin 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mauldin is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Marietta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marietta is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Berea 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berea is the Greenville Housing Authority.
City View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves City View is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Dunean 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunean is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Five Forks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Five Forks is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Gantt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gantt is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Golden Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Grove is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Judson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Judson is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Parker 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parker is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Sans Souci 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sans Souci is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Slater Marietta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slater Marietta is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Tigerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tigerville is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Wade Hampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wade Hampton is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Ware Place 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ware Place is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Welcome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Welcome is the Greenville Housing Authority.
Slater-Marietta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slater-Marietta is the Greenville Housing Authority.