Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI
2180 Terry Road
Jackson, Hinds County, MS

601-373-7040 http://www.mrha6.org/mrha6.org/Welcome.html

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI covers  the counties of Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. They were last open for three days in August 2015, and prior to that, the HCV waiting list was open in October 2010. There is no notice of when these waiting lists will reopen.

For more information, visit the MRHA VI website, or call the MRHA at (601) 373-7040. 


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Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI covers the Counties of Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households, from August 24, 2015 at 12:01 am, until August 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm CT.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

If an disabled applicant requires reasonable assistance to complete the pre-application, they must send a written request to 2180 Terry Rd., Jackson, MS 39204. 

The head of household must be at least 21 years old.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Social Security Number, name, date of birth, income.

For more information, visit the MRHA IV website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040.

Resident Characteristics
as of May 31, 2015

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI operates 136 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI public housing units range from studio apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 1% studio apartments and 99% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (May 31, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 134 out of a total 136 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 1.47%.

Family Type

Of the 51 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 6 (11.76%) were elderly, 45 (88.24%) were non-elderly, 35 (68.63%) were disabled, 30 (58.82%) contained children and 91 (178.43%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (May 31, 2015) the minimum rent in Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI's public housing developments is $25.

The average tenant rent contribution for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI’s public housing developments is $316.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $312. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $281. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $562. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $287.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI portfolio, 100% of households identified as Black, 0% identified as White, and 0% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI properties, 74 were Extremely Low Income, 39 were Very Low Income, 15 were Low Income and 6 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI properties is $14,087. Of all public housing residents, 2% have no income and 12% earn more than $25,000 while 86% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI public housing 43% have wage income, 63% have welfare income, 45% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 40% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (May 31, 2015), there were a total of 134 households containing 399 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 3.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 58.82% of households included children. Across all household members in Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI public houins units 10.5% are aged zero to five and 40.6% are aged 6 to 17.

3.3% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 45.6% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI public housing communities. 14.93% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 4.48% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 80.59% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 136 affordable rental units. It also administers 4,926 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI between Public Housing Units (3%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (97%) to that of all housing authorities in Mississippi, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Mississippi.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI scored an average of 78 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 46 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Mississippi is 79.66.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI has an average score that is less than the average Mississippi housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 88. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Sam Estess Estates has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/17/12 Plan
2011 11/18/01 Plan
2004 9/17/04 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan