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

Discover affordable housing in Sumter County where there are 68+ 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.

716 Miller Rd Unit 716 B

716 Miller Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 2
payment $725/mo.

111 Willow Dr

111 Willow Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 3
payment $995/mo.

2345 Lightingflats Ln

2345 Lightingflats Ln, Sumter, South Carolina 29154

bed 3
payment $1250/mo.

326 W Hampton Ave Unit 10

326 W Hampton Ave Unit 10, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 2
payment $800/mo.

Waterforde Place Apartments

1070 Jessamine Trl, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 2
payment $950/mo.

1767 Horne Rd

1767 Horne Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29154

bed 4
payment $1200/mo.

800 Jessamine Trail

800 Jessamine Trail, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 2
payment $1100/mo.

326 W Hampton Ave Unit 12

326 W Hampton Ave Unit 12, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

bed 2
payment $800/mo.

Springcreek Apartments

1004 Mineral Cir, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Sumter Place

14 W Bartlette St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Wall Street Green

970 Wolf Pack Ct, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Sp Holladay Manor Senior Apartments

105 S Sumter St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

South Forge Apartments

230 Highway 261 S, Wedgefield, South Carolina 29168

Misty Ridge

10 Fair Forest Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Mt Pisgah Apartments

40 James Village, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Bracey Square Apartments

1269 Manning Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

First Flight, Inc

2800 Drake St, Sumter, South Carolina 29153

Adaptive Lifestyles Inc

1 Sam Smith St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Independent Living, Inc

219 Lee St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Magnolia Manor of Sumter, Inc

11 N Salem Ave, Sumter, South Carolina 29150

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Sumter County, South Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sumter County, South Carolina
$22.06/hour
$14.81 (+204%) more than South Carolina minimum wage and $14.81 (+204%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Sumter County, South Carolina Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

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

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

How many renters live in Sumter County, South Carolina?

The County of Sumter County has 104,012 people living in 40,388 households.

There are 33,933 renters living in 12,779 renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.62 percent of the population living in Sumter County.

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

There are an estimated 47,015 housing units in the Sumter County area. Of these, 14,759 units are rental homes, making up 31 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sumter County, South Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sumter County?

The rental vacancy rate in Sumter County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sumter County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
172 1,053 5,259 6,085 1,044
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sumter County

A large number of apartments in Sumter County 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 County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 13 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 County

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 County, South Carolina

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

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 121 70 percent
One BR 725 69 percent
Two BR 3,390 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sumter County, South Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Sumter County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 936
Public Housing 326
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 322
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 112
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 84
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 144
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sumter County, South Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina

Sumter County features 1,076 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 656 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 $1,049 and $1,282.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.