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Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

2845 S Frontage Road
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi 39701

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 9th, 2021, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV serves Carroll County, Choctaw County, Clay County, Grenada County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Oktibbeha County, Webster County and Winston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Website: http://www.mrh4.com/.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Phone: (662) 327-4121.

Open Until Further Notice: Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Housing Choice 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV covers the following counties: Carroll, Choctaw, Clay, Greanada, Loundes, Montgomery, Okibbeha, Webster and Winston County, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV (MRHA IV) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To applydownload the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box 1051, Columbus, MS 39703. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The MRHA IV does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list; displaced by Hurricane Rita or Katrina, involuntarily displaced, or living in substandard conditions.

More information can be found by visiting the MRHA IV website at http://www.mrh4.com/, or calling 662-327-4121 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6623274121.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public 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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV (MRHA IV) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MRHA IV offers 389 units of Public Housing, lscattered throughout six counties.

To apply, download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box 1051, Columbus, MS 39703. No documents are needed at this time.

The MRHA IV does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list; involuntarily displaced, working at least 20 hours a week, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the MRHA IV website at http://www.mrh4.com/, or by calling 662-327-4121 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6623274121.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/03/2015.

About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

More information about Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV can be found on its website at http://www.mrh4.com/.

Representatives of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV may be available by phone at (662) 327-4121. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/09/2021, it is not known if Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV 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 Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV manages 2,247 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 2,187 18 1 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $367 $273 $269 $753
Monthly Cost $803,070 $4,914 $269 $30,862

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

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 10% having issued approximately 231 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 57 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $10,623 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

66% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 65% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 66% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV voucher holders in 2016 was $252 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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 Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

Yorkville

169 Applewood Dr
Columbus, Mississippi

Conner Heights

1429 Louisville St
Starkville, Mississippi