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

601-583-1881

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg (HACH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: There are currently 200 people on the Public Housing waiting list. It can take years to reach the top of this waiting list.

The HACH offers two Public Housing communities with 296 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must call the HACH to schedule an appointment for an application interview, at 601-582-9955, during normal office hours.

Be sure to have these documents with you at the time of the interview: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and Photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HACH does have a preference for working families.

For more information the HACH can be reached by calling (601) 583-1881, during normal office hours.

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)

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.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/18/12 Plan
2011 7/29/11 Plan
2010 7/9/10 Plan
2009 10/7/09 Plan
2008 9/19/08 Plan
2007 9/24/07 Plan
2004 9/17/04 Plan
2003 9/26/03 Plan
2002 9/16/02 Plan
2001 9/25/01 Plan
2000 10/11/00 Plan