Affordable Housing In Sumter
Sumter County, South Carolina

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sumter

Oakland Plantation

5501 Edge Hill Road
Sumter, South Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Shiloh Randolph Manor

125 W Bartlette St
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bassett Park Apartments

1390 Granville Ct
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Southview Apartments

60 Hilliard Dr
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Miracle Square, Inc

740 Believers Path
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Palmetto Towers

1150 S Pike W
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creative Environments

13 Kendrick St
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Poplar Square Apartments

925 Miller Rd
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized

Washington Place

14 S Washington St
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Magnolia Manor of Sumter, Inc

11 N Salem Ave
Sumter, South Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Sumter

Housing Authority Programs
Sumter Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sumter, South Carolina

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,638 affordable apartments for rent in Sumter, South Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter features 933 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, South Carolina

There are 705 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sumter.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sumter, South Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sumter, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $714 and $872.

2020 Sumter, South Carolina 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 $614 $641 $793 $1,068 $1,194
Payment Standard Range $553 to $675 $577 to $705 $714 to $872 $961 to $1,175 $1,075 to $1,313

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sumter, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 1,638
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 933
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $38,808 ±$2,369
Median Rent $737 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.37% ± 5.07pp
Total Population 40,851

Population and Household Demographics

Sumter is a City in Sumter County, South Carolina with a population of 40,851. There are 16,354 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 47.24% of households in Sumter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sumter

The median gross income for households in Sumter is $38,808 a year, or $3,234 a month. The median rent for the city is $737 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sumter, a household making less than $2,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Sumter.1

Area Median Income In Sumter

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Sumter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sumter County.

In Sumter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,300

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

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

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 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250