Affordable Housing In Sumter County
South Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 1,149 income based apartments in Sumter County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 754 affordable apartments in Sumter County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sumter County, South Carolina

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Sumter County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the South Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Sumter County.

Evergreen Villas

101 North Wise Dr
Sumter, South Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Sumter Senior Apartments

405 West Liberty St
Sumter, South Carolina
1 BR
Affordable

Oakland Plantation

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

Shiloh Randolph Manor

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

Bassett Park Apartments

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

Southview Apartments

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

Miracle Square, Inc

740 Believers Path
Sumter, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Palmetto Towers

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

Creative Environments

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

Poplar Square Apartments

925 Miller Rd
Sumter, South Carolina
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Sumter County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sumter County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Sumter, SC Affordable Housing programs support 32 apartment communities in Sumter.
Affordable Housing In Wedgefield, SC Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wedgefield.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sumter County, 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.

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

Sumter County, South Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina

Sumter County features 1,149 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, South Carolina

There are 754 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, South Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sumter County landlords $400 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, South Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $884 and $1,080.

2023 Sumter County, 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
Sumter County, South Carolina Fair Market Rent $657 $803 $982 $1,195 $1,343
Sumter County, South Carolina Payment Standard Range $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $884 to $1,080 $1,076 to $1,315 $1,209 to $1,477

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sumter County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,903
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,149
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $41,332 ±$1,214
Median Rent $747 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.96% ± 3.59pp
Total Population 107,777

Population and Household Demographics

Sumter County is a county in South Carolina with a population of 107,777. There are 40,571 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 34.72% of households in Sumter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sumter County

The median gross income for households in Sumter County is $41,332 a year, or $3,444 a month. The median rent for the county is $747 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 $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.96% 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 $63,000

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 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
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.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
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.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100