The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg
515 E. 4th Street
Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS

601-583-1881

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Public Housing Projects

296

Public Housing Units

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg
515 E. 4th Street
Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS

601-583-1881

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 296 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg is among the 73% of Mississippi housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 62. The scores for properties managed by The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg range from a high of 62 to a low of 62.

The highest scoring property in the The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg portfolio is Briarfield Homes and the lowest scoring property is Briarfield Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg have 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. The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg owns and manages 296 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg is $255.00 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 The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg.

Approved Plan PDF Document
7/18/12 Plan
7/29/11 Plan
7/9/10 Plan
10/7/09 Plan
9/19/08 Plan
9/24/07 Plan
9/17/04 Plan
9/26/03 Plan
9/16/02 Plan
9/25/01 Plan
10/11/00 Plan