Housing Authority of Sumter
15 Caldwell Street Sumter, SC 29150

803-775-4357

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Sumter administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 327 affordable rental units. It also administers 925 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Sumter is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Sumter between Public Housing Units (26%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (74%) to that of all housing authorities in SC, Housing Authority of Sumter has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in SC.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Sumter manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 93. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Harmony/friendship/hampt has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Public Housing Projects

327

Public Housing Units

925

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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