Mississippi Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
The Housing Authority of the City of HattiesburgOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of LaurelOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of McCombNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of MeridianOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of BiloxiNot Open
Tennessee Valley Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of ClarksdaleNot Open
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IVOpen
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. VOpen
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIIIOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of StarkvilleOpen
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. VIINot Open
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VINot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of West PointOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of BrookhavenOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of CantonOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of Holly SpringsNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of Yazoo CityOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of Bay St. LouisOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of BoonevilleOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of PicayuneOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of RichtonOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of WaynesboroOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of OkolonaOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of AberdeenNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of CorinthOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of IukaOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of ColumbusOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of TupeloOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of Water ValleyOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of LouisvilleNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of WalnutNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of SardisOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of WinonaOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of AmoryOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of SummitNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of BaldwynNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of VicksburgNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of ShelbyNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of SenatobiaNot Open
Oxford Housing AuthorityNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of HazlehurstOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of PontotocOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of WavelandNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of JacksonNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of NatchezOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of GreenwoodNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of Long BeachOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of Mound BayouOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of ForestNot Open
The Housing Authority of Attala CountyNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of Itta BenaNot Open
Bay Waveland Housing AuthorityNot Open

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Mississippi, 53 Public Housing Authorities operate 13,324 public housing rental units in 147 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Mississippi, out of 53 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 22 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 31 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.