The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg
515 E. 4th Street
Public Housing Waiting List Statuses
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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.
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)
Public housing authorities provide several affordable housing assistance programs to renters and sometimes homeowners. Most of these programs are funded by the Federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The two primary housing programs administered by housing authorities are the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Low Rent Housing Program, also known as Public Housing.
Section 8 vouchers provide a rental subsidy to renters that absorbs housing costs that exceed 30% of their income. Renters can use the voucher to rent private housing in apartment communities or privately owned homes. The rent is capped based on a Payment Standard that is determined by the housing authority based on market rents in the target area. Section 8 assistance is very limited across the country and typically waiting lists for the assistance can stretch out for a decade.
Public housing is rental housing owned and managed by housing authorities. Renters pay only 30% of their adjusted income. Typically, public housing consists of apartment developments but sometimes can be scattered single family homes in some suburban or rural housing authorities. Public housing was the first form of affordable housing provided to low income Americans. It is one of the oldest housing assistance programs in the country.
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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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)
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.
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