Sumter Housing Authority

15 Caldwell Street

P O Box 1030

Sumter, SC 29151

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Tele: (803)774-7303 Fax: (803) 778-2315

Public Housing   Tele: (803) 774-7301 Fax: (803) 775-8928

(PH) After hours maintenance “emergency” number 1-866-744-3951 

Our Mission

The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Sumter is to assist low-income families with safe decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.  The authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner.  The Authority will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.


Number of Conventional Affordable Housing Units: 327

Number Housing Choice Vouchers: 925

Number of Neighborhood Stabilization Houses: 5

What's the difference?

What's the difference between Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing? Public Housing assistance is where someone receives assistance within in one of SHA's communities (apartments). These communities are owned and managed through the Housing Authority.  You are placed as there is availability upon qualifying.  The Section 8 Voucher Program gives you a little more freedom to choose your own community within Sumter County.  Rentals are privately owned.