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

Discover affordable housing in Spartanburg where there are 66+ 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.

Highland Crossing Apartments

201 Highland Ave, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

bed 1-3

Spruce St Apartments

424 Spruce Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Ellen C Watson

351 Textile Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Parkside at Drayton

110 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307

bed 1-2

The Ellington

560 Magnolia St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

bed 1-2

Country Garden Estates 2

1124 Old Anderson Mill Rd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29369

bed 1-3

Draymont Crossing

8 Acre Tract Off Archer Rd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Frank Gooch Apartments

765 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Capps Villa

324 Cedar Springs Rd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Benchmark Homes

450 W Henry St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Jc Bull Apartments

101 Marion Ave, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Spartanburg Arp Manor Apartments

250 Hudson L Barksdale Blvd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Kensington Manor

170 Kensington Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Newport Inc

500 Jeff Davis Dr, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Heritage Court Apartments

425 S Church St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Clc Accessible Living, Inc

3818 Maid Marion Ln, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Clc Supported Living, Inc

521 Zion Hill Rd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307

Country Gardens

PO Box 2828, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29369

Clc Independent Living, Inc

1104 Union St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Tobias Booker Hartwell Campus of Learner

101 George Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$21.61/hour
$14.36 (+198%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $14.36 (+198%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Spartanburg, 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, Homeownership programs for Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Spartanburg, South Carolina?

The City of Spartanburg has 38,301 people living in 15,587 households.

There are 16,489 renters living in 7,333 renter households in this City. Renters make up 43.05 percent of the population living in Spartanburg.

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

There are an estimated 17,352 housing units in the Spartanburg area. Of these, 7,705 units are rental homes, making up 44 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Spartanburg, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Spartanburg?

The rental vacancy rate in Spartanburg is 4 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 Spartanburg for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Spartanburg
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
460 1,541 3,080 1,935 296
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Spartanburg

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

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 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 Spartanburg

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $976 to $1,536. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $976
One BR $1,016
Two BR $1,141
Three BR $1,450
Four BR $1,536
2024 Fair Market Rents in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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

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 276 60 percent
One BR 950 62 percent
Two BR 1,859 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Spartanburg, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Spartanburg?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 832
Public Housing 413
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 905
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 44
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg features 1,942 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 Spartanburg, South Carolina

There are 711 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spartanburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spartanburg, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,027 and $1,255.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.