Community Development

The 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.

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

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 here for information regarding the Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Program.

Contact Info:

Liberty Center
12 West Liberty Street
Suite H
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: (803) 774-1685

Clarence "CG" Gaines
Community Development Director
Email: cgaines@sumtersc.gov 
Phone: (803) 774-1649

Carolet Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Liberty Center
Email: cthomas@sumtersc.gov
Phone: (803) 774-1652

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