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

Discover affordable housing in Lancaster County where there are 30+ 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.

Millers Ridge Apartments

1000 Millers Ridge Ln, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 2-3
payment $675-850/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Cottages at Azalea

100 Pondridge Lane, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1-3
payment $425-568/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Knolwood Apartments

265 Knolwood Apartments Drive, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Old Hickory Apartments

1005 Hickory Hill Dr, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Northwest Apartments

3058 Northwest Apartments Dr, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Chesterfield Villas of Lancaster

411 Chesterfield Ave, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

The Manor Apartments

402 N. Catawba Street, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

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

Lancaster Manor

201 Chesterfield Ave , Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Palmetto Place Apartments

2901 Pardue St, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Abbington Willow Lake

217 N. Willow Lake, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 1-3

Clyde Street Apartments

Clyde,Truesdale St, Heath Springs, South Carolina 29058

payment Subsidized

Woodcreek Apartments

1017 Woodcreek Apartments Dr, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Lancaster Landing

1780 W Meeting St, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Foxwood Apartments

638 Kershaw Country Club Road, Kershaw, South Carolina 29067

payment Subsidized

Azalea Gardens

200 Monroe Hwy, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

630 Eastview Ct Unit 618 F

630 Eastview Ct, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 2
payment $975/mo.

1003 Chaffee Rd

1003 Chaffee Rd, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 3
payment $1100/mo.

614 Michaw St

614 Michaw St, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 3
payment $1100/mo.

413 Plantation Rd Unit D

413 Plantation Rd, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 2
payment $1025/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

417 Plantation Rd

417 Plantation Rd, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

bed 2
payment $925/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lancaster County, 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.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lancaster County, South Carolina
$19.43/hour
$12.18 (+168%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $12.18 (+168%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Lancaster County, South Carolina Affordable Housing ↓

How many renters live in Lancaster County, South Carolina?

The County of Lancaster County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 11.42 percent of the population living in Lancaster County.

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

There are an estimated housing units in the Lancaster County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lancaster County, South Carolina, there are 1.37 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lancaster County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lancaster County 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 Lancaster County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lancaster County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
114 643 3,120 2,558 467
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lancaster County

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

How Much Is Rent in Lancaster County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $785 to $1,518. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $785
One BR $790
Two BR $1,026
Three BR $1,360
Four BR $1,518
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lancaster County, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lancaster 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 32 28 percent
One BR 291 45 percent
Two BR 2,236 72 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lancaster County, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Lancaster County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lancaster County, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County features 855 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 Lancaster County, South Carolina

There are 269 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster County, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lancaster County, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.