Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V

298 Northside Drive
Newton, Newton County, Mississippi 39345

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V serves Jasper County, Kemper County, Lauderdale County, Leake County, Neshoba County, Newton County, Noxubee County and Smith County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V 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.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Phone: (601) 683-3371.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority V (MRHA V) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MRHA V offers 572 units for Public Housing that are scattered throughout several counties that the MRHA V covers.

To apply, visit the MRHA V to pick up an application, located at 501 Lamar Circle, Philadelphia, MS 39350, between the hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. 

No documents are needed at this time.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The MRHA V does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced, elderly, disabled, or working family.

For more information the MRHA V can be reached by calling 601-656-1964, 601-683-3530, or 601-267-4712, between the hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (601)683-3371.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/03/2015.

About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V

Representatives of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V may be available by phone at (601) 683-3371. 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 Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V 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 No. V Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V manages 1,725 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 Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,642 1 7 75
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $500 $233 $1,464 $399
Monthly Cost $820,993 $233 $10,245 $29,921

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V

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 17% having issued approximately 101 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 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 $11,094 per year. 84% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 74% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% 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.

70% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 No. V voucher holders in 2016 was $257 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $531. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $168.



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 No. V

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104 Medgar Evers Dr
Decatur, Mississippi

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502 Lamar Cir
Philadelphia, Mississippi

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304 Debra St
Carthage, Mississippi