About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI serves the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Waiting Lists

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI covers the counties of Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI (MRHA VI) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting lists pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

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

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.


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

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 prior to 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.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.


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

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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 04/12/2016.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waiting List: Closed

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 04/12/2016.


About the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI manages 4,930 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 4,699 19 11 37 9 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $533 $363 $583 $968 $351 $555
Monthly Cost $2,502,542 $6,895 $6,416 $35,823 $3,162 $40,508

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.