Affordable Housing In Sumter County
20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sumter County
Housing Authorities that serve Sumter County
|Housing Authority of the City of Americus||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Sumter County, Georgia
There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,269 affordable apartments for rent in Sumter County, Georgia.
Income Based Apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
Sumter County features 890 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, Georgia
There are 379 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, Georgia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sumter County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Sumter County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Sumter County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||20|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,269|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||890|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||41.67%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.55|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Median Household Income||$32,758 ±$2,525|
|Median Rent||$634 ±$24|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.35% ± 6.25pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Sumter County is a County in Georgia with a population of 31,429. There are 11,403 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 41.67% of households in Sumter County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Sumter County
The median gross income for households in Sumter County is $32,758 a year, or $2,730 a month. The median rent for the county is $634 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 $2,113 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 Sumter County.1
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 $44,700
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||$12,490||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$28,150||$30,250||$32,350||$34,400|
|50% of Median||$18,250||$20,850||$23,450||$26,050||$28,150||$30,250||$32,350||$34,400|
|80% of Median||$29,200||$33,400||$37,550||$41,700||$45,050||$48,400||$51,750||$55,050|