Biloxi Housing Authority

330 Benachi Avenue
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39530

Biloxi Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Biloxi Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Biloxi Housing Authority serves Biloxi.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
RAD Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Assisted Living Open Until Further Notice
Biloxi Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Biloxi Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Biloxi Housing Authority Website: http://www.biloxihousing.org/.

Biloxi Housing Authority Phone: (228) 374-7771.

Open Until Further Notice: RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Biloxi Housing Authority (BHA) RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the BHA Online Application page, or the BHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (228) 374-7771.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Biloxi Housing Authority (BHA) Senior (50+) Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the BHA Online Application page, or the BHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (228) 374-7771.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Assisted Living Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Biloxi Housing Authority (BHA) Senior (50+) Assisted Living waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the BHA Online Application page, or the BHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (228) 374-7771.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Other Biloxi Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Biloxi Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in November, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

About Biloxi Housing Authority

More information about Biloxi Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.biloxihousing.org/.

Representatives of Biloxi Housing Authority may be available by phone at (228) 374-7771. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Biloxi Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Biloxi Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Biloxi Housing Authority manages 1,416 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 465 3 140
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $564 $979 $409
Monthly Cost $262,474 $2,936 $57,307

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Biloxi Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 19% having issued approximately 81 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 2 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,797 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 55% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Biloxi Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Biloxi Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $273 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $297. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Biloxi Housing Authority

Cadet Point Senior Village

200 Maple St
Biloxi, Mississippi

Oakwood Village

330 Benachi Ave
Biloxi, Mississippi

Suncoast Villas

1680 Carrol Dr
Biloxi, Mississippi

Covenant Square Apartments

270 Covenant Square Dr
Biloxi, Mississippi

Fernwood Place

2775 Fernwood Rd
Biloxi, Mississippi

Bayview Place

336 Trawler Ln
Biloxi, Mississippi

Bayview Oaks

602 Crescent St
Biloxi, Mississippi

Gulf Shore Villas

2301 Atkinson Rd
Biloxi, Mississippi

Mcdonnell Avenue Apartments

242 McDonnell Ave
Biloxi, Mississippi

Low Income Housing Managed by Biloxi Housing Authority

Beauvoir Pass Apartments

312 AGINCOURT AVE
Biloxi, Mississippi