Cheap Apartments In York County
South Carolina

Low Income Apartments In York County

Green Street Plaza

222 Green St
Rock Hill, SC
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

White Oaks Apartments

7 S Pacific Ave
York, SC
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wildwood Springs Apartment Homes

1103 Springdale Rd
Rock Hill, SC
$870-1,015
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Glens Apartments

1041 Glenarden Drive
Rock Hill, SC
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Farrow Place Apartments

1098 Ebinport Rd
Rock Hill, SC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Willow Oaks

400 Willow Oaks Cir
Clover, SC
Subsidized

Cardinal Pointe Apartments

1711 Wallick Ln
Rock Hill, SC
HCV Welcome

Clover Commons, Inc

717 Guinn St
Clover, SC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Market Place Apartments

1333 Coronet Ct
Rock Hill, SC
Subsidized

Forrest Brook

106 Eaves Way
York, SC

There are 51 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,942 affordable apartments for rent in York County, South Carolina. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,552 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 260 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in York County. There are 1,716 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in York County, South Carolina

York County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 2,942
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,552
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 240,076
Housing Units 90,322
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $54,117 ±$1,394
Median Rent $834 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.35% ± 2.62pp

Population and Household Demographics

York County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 240,076. There are 90,322 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 28.92% of households in York County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in York County

The median gross income for households in York County is $54,117 a year, or $4,510 a month. The median rent for the county is $834 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In York County, a household making less than $2,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.35% of households who rent are overburdened in York County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.62 percentage points.

Area Median Income In York 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 York County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,100

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 York 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 York County HUD Rental Assistance in York County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,600 $17,800 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% of Median $41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in York County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 21 low income apartment communities containing 1,212 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in York County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in York County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 York County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
HERA 50% $26,000 $29,700 $33,400 $37,100 $40,100 $43,050 $46,050 $49,000
60% of Median $31,140 $35,580 $40,020 $44,460 $48,060 $51,600 $55,140 $58,740
HERA 60% $31,200 $35,640 $40,080 $44,520 $48,120 $51,660 $55,260 $58,800

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 York County is $40,020 a year, or $3,335 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,335 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,001 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% $649 $695 $834 $964 $1,075 $1,186
60% $779 $834 $1,001 $1,157 $1,290 $1,424
Fair Market Rents in York 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$875 $897 $1,028 $1,388 $1,779

Cities In York County

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City Listings Served By
Rock Hill 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock Hill is the Housing Authority of the City of Rock Hill.
Clover 5
Fort Mill 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Mill is the Housing Authority of Fort Mill.
York 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the Housing Authority of York.
Lake Wylie 0
Catawba 0
Hickory Grove 0
India Hook 0
Lesslie 0
McConnells 0
Newport 0
Riverview 0
Sharon 0
Tega Cay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tega Cay is the Housing Authority of Fort Mill.