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: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

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 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting lists pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

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

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.


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

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in August 2015, and prior to that in October 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

Please note: The head of household must have been at least 21 years old.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.


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

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 12th, 2016.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households at this time.

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

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)

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