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Affordable Housing In Sumter County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sumter County

Misty Woods Apartments

205 Jumper Drive N
Bushnell, Florida
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bushnell Garden Apartments

200 Jumper Drive S.
Bushnell, Florida
1-3 BR

Wildwood Townehomes

301 East Gulf-Atlantic Hwy
Wildwood, Florida

Wildwood Commonsltd

1000 Lee St
Wildwood, Florida

Wildwood Terrace Ltd

500 Gilliam St
Wildwood, Florida

Panasoffkee Apartments II

1081 CR 479
Lake Panasoffkee, Florida

Club Wildwood

775 Huey St
Wildwood, Florida
Accepts Vouchers


910 CR 482N
Lake Panasoffkee, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Webster Apartments II

3840 E C 478
Webster, Florida


1010 E Central Ave
Webster, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Sumter County

Housing Authority Programs
Citrus County Housing Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sumter County, Florida

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 450 affordable apartments for rent in Sumter County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Sumter County, Florida

Sumter County features 272 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 Sumter County, Florida

There are 178 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sumter County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sumter County, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sumter County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $781 and $955.

2020 Sumter County, Florida 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
Fair Market Rent $652 $659 $868 $1,172 $1,176
Payment Standard Range $587 to $717 $593 to $725 $781 to $955 $1,055 to $1,289 $1,058 to $1,294

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sumter County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 450
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 272
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 9.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $50,350 ±$2,179
Median Rent $787 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.81% ± 5.85pp
Total Population 108,501

Population and Household Demographics

Sumter County is a county in Florida with a population of 108,501. There are 48,039 households in the county with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 9.84% of households in Sumter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sumter County

The median gross income for households in Sumter County is $50,350 a year, or $4,196 a month. The median rent for the county is $787 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sumter County, a household making less than $2,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Sumter County.

Area Median Income In Sumter 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 Sumter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Sumter 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Sumter County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,750 $27,150 $30,550 $33,900 $36,650 $39,350 $42,050 $44,750
80% of Median $38,000 $43,400 $48,850 $54,250 $58,600 $62,950 $67,300 $71,650

Cities In Sumter County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bushnell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bushnell is the Citrus County Housing Services.
Center Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Center Hill is the Citrus County Housing Services.
Coleman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coleman is the Citrus County Housing Services.
Lake Panasoffkee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Panasoffkee is the Citrus County Housing Services.
Webster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webster is the Citrus County Housing Services.
Wildwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wildwood is the Citrus County Housing Services.