Affordable Housing In Sumter County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 890 income based apartments in Sumter County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 418 affordable apartments in Sumter County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sumter County, Georgia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Sumter County. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Sumter County.

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Affordable Housing In Sumter County

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Affordable Housing In Americus, GA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Americus.
Affordable Housing In Andersonville, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Andersonville.
Affordable Housing In Leslie, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Leslie.
Affordable Housing In Plains, GA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Plains.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sumter County, Georgia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Americus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sumter County.

Sumter County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

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 418 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sumter County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2023 Sumter County, Georgia 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
Sumter County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $615 $619 $815 $992 $1,188
Sumter County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $557 to $681 $734 to $897 $893 to $1,091 $1,069 to $1,307

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sumter County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,308
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
Total Population 31,429

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.

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 $56,500

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sumter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sumter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sumter County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850