Woodland Apartments

180 South Pine Lake Drive
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1-4 BR

Highland Crossing Apartments

201 Highland Ave
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Income Based
1-3 BR

Archibald Rutledge

764 N Church St
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Housing
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Parkside at Drayton

110 Fernwood Drive
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Regency at Blackstock

423 Verdery Ct
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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There are 771 low-income apartments in Spartanburg that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Spartanburg, South Carolina can range from $416 to $452 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 2,003 low-income homes in Spartanburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $330 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 22nd, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Spartanburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership
Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Spartanburg.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg features 2,003 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 771 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 $869 and $1,062.

2023 Spartanburg, 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
Spartanburg, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $830 $854 $965 $1,254 $1,296
Spartanburg, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $747 to $913 $769 to $939 $869 to $1,062 $1,129 to $1,379 $1,166 to $1,426

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spartanburg, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 2,846
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,003
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $35,126 ±$1,671
Median Rent $692 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.03% ± 4.2pp
Total Population 37,465

Population and Household Demographics

Spartanburg is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina with a population of 37,465. There are 15,363 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 51.29% of households in Spartanburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spartanburg

The median gross income for households in Spartanburg is $35,126 a year, or $2,927 a month. The median rent for the city is $692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spartanburg, a household making less than $2,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Spartanburg.

Area Median Income In Spartanburg

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

In Spartanburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,200

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 Spartanburg

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 Spartanburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Spartanburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Spartanburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Spartanburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,300 $50,600 $56,950 $63,250 $68,350 $73,400 $78,450 $83,500