Affordable Housing In Spartanburg County
South Carolina

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spartanburg County

Highland Crossing Apartments

201 Highland Ave
Spartanburg, SC
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodland Apartments

180 South Pine Lake Drive
Spartanburg, SC
$416-452
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Kensington Manor

170 Kensington Drive
Spartanburg, SC
Subsidized

Crescent Hill

108 Pineneedle Drive
Spartanburg, SC
Subsidized

Oakvale Apartments

300 GoForth St Box 12
Cowpens, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Hidden Valley Apartments

10 Valley Rd
Lyman, SC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Landrum Estates

720 S Bomar Ave
Landrum, SC
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Duvall Apartments

5 Culp Street
Inman, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Terraces at Woodruff

505 Shelly Place
Woodruff, SC
HCV Welcome

Bon Aire Apartments

700 South Randolph Avenue
Landrum, SC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Spartanburg County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Spartanburg County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Woodruff Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,136 affordable apartments for rent in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Spartanburg County features 2,621 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,443 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spartanburg County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spartanburg County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 4,136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,621
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $43,907 ±$1,122
Median Rent $707 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.59% ± 2.13pp
Total Population 291,240

Population and Household Demographics

Spartanburg County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 291,240. There are 109,892 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 31.41% of households in Spartanburg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spartanburg County

The median gross income for households in Spartanburg County is $43,907 a year, or $3,659 a month. The median rent for the county is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spartanburg County, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Spartanburg County.1

Area Median Income In Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,100

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 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 Spartanburg County HUD Rental Assistance in Spartanburg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,550 $41,000
50% of Median $21,750 $24,850 $27,950 $31,050 $33,550 $36,050 $38,550 $41,000
80% of Median $34,800 $39,800 $44,750 $49,700 $53,700 $57,700 $61,650 $65,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Spartanburg 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 2011, 25 low income apartment communities containing 1,556 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,750 $24,850 $27,950 $31,050 $33,550 $36,050 $38,550 $41,000
60% of Median $26,100 $29,820 $33,540 $37,260 $40,260 $43,260 $46,260 $49,200

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 Spartanburg County is $33,540 a year, or $2,795 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,795 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $839 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% $544 $583 $699 $808 $901 $994
60% $653 $699 $839 $969 $1,082 $1,193
Fair Market Rents in Spartanburg 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
$613 $679 $795 $1,057 $1,151

Cities In Spartanburg County

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City Listings Served By
Spartanburg 43 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spartanburg is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Inman 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inman is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Duncan 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duncan is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Boiling Springs 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boiling Springs is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Landrum 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Landrum is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Woodruff 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodruff are the Housing Authority of Woodruff and Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Cowpens 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cowpens is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Wellford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellford is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Pacolet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pacolet is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Lyman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyman is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Arcadia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Campobello 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campobello is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Central Pacolet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Pacolet is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Clifton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Converse 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Converse is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Cross Anchor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Anchor is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Enoree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enoree is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Fairforest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairforest is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Fingerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fingerville is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Glendale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Gramling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gramling is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Inman Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inman Mills is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Mayo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayo is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Reidville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reidville is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Roebuck 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roebuck is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Saxon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saxon is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Southern Shops 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southern Shops is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Startex 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Startex is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
Valley Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Falls is the Spartanburg Housing Authority.