Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI

2180 Terry Road
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39204

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI is a Public Housing Agency in Jackson, Mississippi that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 22nd, 2019, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The PHA Owned Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI serves Claiborne County, Copiah County, Hinds County, Holmes County, Madison County, Rankin County, Simpson County, Warren County and Yazoo County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
PHA Owned Housing Open Until Further Notice
Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo County, Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is currently accepting General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting lists applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Please note: The head of household must be at least 21 years old.

For more information, visit the MRHA VI website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6013737040.

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 07/16/2018.

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

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is currently accepting Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting lists applications for apartments at Cade Courtyard.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the MRHA VI website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6013737040.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: PHA Owned Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is currently accepting PHA Owned Housing waiting lists applications.

Please note: 

  • The head of household must be at least 21 years old.
  • These units do not offer rental assistance.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the MRHA VI website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6013737040.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

Other Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Waiting Lists

Closed: Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo County, Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in August 2015, and before that in October 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

Please note: The head of household must have been at least 21 years old.

For more information, visit the MRHA VI website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040. 

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households at this time.

 

For more information, visit the MRHA IV website, or call the office at (601) 373-7040.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI

More information about Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI can be found on its website at http://www.mrha6.org/.

Representatives of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI may be available by phone at (601) 373-7040. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/22/2019, it is not known if Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI 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 VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI manages 4,673 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,239 20 7 51 6 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $538 $318 $667 $967 $325 $549
Monthly Cost $2,278,864 $6,368 $4,670 $49,314 $1,951 $37,299

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI

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 15% having issued approximately 327 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,133 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

59% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 98% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

8% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 66% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 VI voucher holders in 2016 was $327 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $614. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $160.



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.


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