Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sumter, SC

Discover affordable housing in Sumter where there are 32+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Oakland Plantation

5501 Edge Hill Road, Sumter, South Carolina 29154

Palmetto Towers

1150 S Pike W, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Sumter Senior Apartments

405 West Liberty St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Evergreen Villas

101 North Wise Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Hickory Hollow

275 N Pike W, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Miracle Square, Inc

740 Believers Path, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Bassett Park Apartments

1390 Granville Ct, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Shiloh Randolph Manor

125 W Bartlette St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Washington Place

14 S Washington St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Poplar Square Apartments

925 Miller Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Southview Apartments

60 Hilliard Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Dignity Village

11 N Blanding St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Creative Environments

13 Kendrick St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Sumter Place

14 W Bartlette St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Springcreek Apartments

1004 Mineral Cir, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Brookhollow Place

985 Jubilee Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Wall Street Green

970 Wolf Pack Ct, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Mt Pisgah Apartments

40 James Village, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Sp Holladay Manor Senior Apartments

105 S Sumter St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Bracey Square Apartments

1269 Manning Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley, Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sumter, South Carolina
$14.81 (+204%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $14.81 (+204%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Sumter, South Carolina?

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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Sumter, South Carolina.

Go to the South Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sumter.

How many renters live in Sumter, South Carolina?

The City of Sumter has 43,046 people living in 16,394 households.

There are 18,310 renters living in 7,542 renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.54 percent of the population living in Sumter.

What is the rental market like in Sumter, South Carolina?

There are an estimated 18,898 housing units in the Sumter area. Of these, 8,154 units are rental homes, making up 43 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sumter, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sumter?

The rental vacancy rate in Sumter is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Sumter for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sumter
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
118 894 3,330 2,598 514
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sumter

A large number of apartments in Sumter have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Sumter are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Sumter

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $790 to $1,552. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $790
One BR $933
Two BR $1,165
Three BR $1,409
Four BR $1,552
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sumter, South Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Sumter?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 93 79 percent
One BR 593 66 percent
Two BR 2,027 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sumter, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Sumter?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Sumter, South Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 688
Public Housing 284
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 315
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 107
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 69
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sumter, South Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter features 1,004 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 656 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 $1,049 and $1,282.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.