Biloxi Housing Authority

330 Benachi Avenue, Biloxi, MS

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Biloxi Housing Authority.

Biloxi Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Assisted Living Open Until Further Notice
Biloxi Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed

Biloxi Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs in Biloxi.

Go to the Mississippi Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Mississippi Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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.

Closed: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher 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.

Closed: RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Biloxi Housing Authority (BHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications at this time. This waiting list was last open in June 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the BHA office.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (228) 374-7771.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

About Biloxi Housing Authority

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 1,367 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 444 3 116
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $573 $979 $396
Monthly Cost $254,580 $2,936 $45,889
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