Community Development

New Construction HomesThe City of Sumter is the heart of our community. We must look at the needs of our community and provide continuous improvements. It is necessary to look at the services provided by the City and at what level they are performing. We as a community must also look at ourselves and each other as citizens with great power and what we are contributing to the growth of our future. Are we ready to take on the challenges to become a greater community?


We invite you to click through the next few links to see what is available to help your future and how you can help your community's future.


Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 (PDF)

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) | 04/01/16 – 03/31/17 (PDF)

2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan (PDF)



The City of Sumter provides various types of assistance to the Citizens qualified for grants and loan opportunities.


Community Development

Clarence "CG" Gaines,

Community Development Director

The Liberty Center

12 West Liberty Street Office (H)

Sumter, SC 29150


Phone: (803) 774-1649

Fax: (803) 774-1685


Carolet Thomas

Community Development Administrative Assistant

The Liberty Center

12 W. Liberty Street (Office H)

Sumter, SC 29150


Phone: (803) 774-1652

Fax: (803 774-1685


Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5pm, Mon - Fri


HOUSING REHABILITATION A grant program that assists qualified owner-occupied citizens in the repair and restoration of their house. Register for the waiting list by coming by the office and completing an application.


EMERGENCY HOUSING REHABILITATION A grant program that assists qualified citizens in making repairs to their house for health and safety reasons.


SEWER AND WATER A grant program that provides financial assistance for a sewer tap and/or replacement of sewer lines and plumber's cost up to $1,000 to qualified applicants.


FAIR HOUSING To inform citizens about Fair Housing issues, citizen's rights and opportunities for affordable housing and housing rehabilitation.  Click on link below for information regarding the Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Program.