Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI
2180 Terry Road
Jackson, Hinds County, MS

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

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI 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 AuthorityVI 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 AuthorityVI between Public Housing Units (3%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (97%) to that of all housing authorities in Mississippi, Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI 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 AuthorityVI scored an average of 78 points. 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 AuthorityVI 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.

Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI 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. Sam Estess Estates has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI owns and manages 136 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Mississippi Regional Housing AuthorityVI is $293.00 compared to the state average of $267.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Mississippi ranges from a low of $258.00 to a high of $432.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 AuthorityVI.

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


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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