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

228-831-2992

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 24th, 2016.

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII covers the Counties of Covington, Forrest, George, Hancock, Harrison, Greene, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHAVIII) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications.

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.

Please note: We obtained this information from an automated phone message. We have contacted the MRHAVIII office, and will update this page when more information becomes available. In the meantime, contact the MRHAVIII to find out how to apply.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the MRHAVIII office at (228) 831-2992.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHAVIII) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, call the MRHAVIII office at (228) 831-2992.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 3rd, 2015.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHA VIII) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: When you visit this office, you will be given addresses and phone numbers to the other complexes that the MRHA VIII handles.

To apply, visit the MRHA VIII to submit an application in person, between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. The MRHA VIII is located at 202 Alexander Rd., Long Beach, MS.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the MRHA VIII can be reached by calling (228) 863-8256, between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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