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

Discover affordable housing in Seneca where there are 18+ 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.

Greenfield Apartments

1096 Fairfield Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

bed 1-3

Springbrook Apartments

115 Dalton Rd, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Seneca Gardens Apartments

819 Laing Ct, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Serenity Place

117 North Side Circle, Seneca, South Carolina 29672

bed 1-2

N. Hunter Street Apartments

Hunter St, 1101 ES 2nd St , Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Fair Oaks Village

1200 Fairoaks Cir, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Stribling Place

115 N Stribling St, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Spring Valley Elderly Housing

110 Field Village Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Mountain Trace

1000 Hillsborough Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase II

Sloan and Sherard Sts, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Sloan Street Housing Development Phase I

135 Seniors Way, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

Hunter Oaks

804 Hunter Oaks Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

bed 2-3
payment $536-739/mo.

199 Hughes St Unit AQ

199 Hughes St Unit AQ, Seneca, South Carolina 29672

bed Studio
payment $650/mo.

1223 Harts Ridge Dr

1223 Harts Ridge Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

bed 3
payment $600/mo.

1223 Harts Ridge Dr

1223 Harts Ridge Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

bed 3
payment $600/mo.

Applewood Villas

410 W South 4th St Bldg 500, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

North Woods Apartments

116 Northwoods Dr, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

N.Hunter Street Apartments

1113 E South 2nd St, Seneca, South Carolina 29678

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Seneca, 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 Seneca, South Carolina
$18.71/hour
$11.46 (+158%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $11.46 (+158%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Seneca, 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 Seneca, South Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Seneca, South Carolina?

The City of Seneca has 8,834 people living in 3,954 households.

There are 3,377 renters living in 1,742 renter households in this City. Renters make up 38.23 percent of the population living in Seneca.

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

There are an estimated 4,286 housing units in the Seneca area. Of these, 1,793 units are rental homes, making up 42 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Seneca, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Seneca?

The rental vacancy rate in Seneca is 3 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 Seneca for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Seneca
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
74 434 708 460 66
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Seneca

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

Among renter households in this market, 45 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 Seneca

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $670 to $1,348. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $670
One BR $752
Two BR $988
Three BR $1,215
Four BR $1,348
2024 Fair Market Rents in Seneca, South Carolina

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

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 74 100 percent
One BR 378 87 percent
Two BR 399 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Seneca, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Seneca?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 425
Public Housing 133
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 215
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 33
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 12
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 108
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Seneca, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Seneca, South Carolina

Seneca features 565 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 Seneca, South Carolina

There are 267 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seneca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seneca, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seneca, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $889 and $1,087.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.