Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII
10430 Three Rivers Road
Gulfport, Harrison County, MS

228-831-2992

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 21 projects which contain 957 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,778 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 VIII between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Mississippi, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII 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 VIII scored an average of 99 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 96 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Mississippi is 79.66.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII has an average score that is more 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.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII manages 9 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 85. The scores for properties managed by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII range from a high of 99 to a low of 71.

The highest scoring property in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII portfolio is Bayou Casotte Homes and the lowest scoring property is Frank Lee Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII have 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 VIII.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/28/11 Plan
2011 12/28/11 Plan
2010 1/4/10 Plan
2009 11/14/08 Plan
2008 11/18/07 Plan
2007 1/11/07 Plan
2005 12/7/04 Plan
2004 12/30/03 Plan
2003 1/2/03 Plan
2002 2/4/02 Plan
2001 6/25/01 Plan
2000 4/3/00 Plan

21

Public Housing Projects

957

Public Housing Units

6,778

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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