Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII

10430 Three Rivers Road
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39503

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII is a Public Housing Agency in Gulfport, Mississippi that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of November 12th, 2019, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII serves Covington County, Forrest County, George County, Greene County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Jackson County, Jones County, Lamar County, Marion County, Pearl River County, Perry County, Stone County and Wayne County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mutli-County, Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII 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 VIII (MRHAVIII) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the link in the sentence that states, "The PBV (Project Based Voucher- Not Section 8) Application can be obtained by clicking here."

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the location the applicant is interested in living.

For more information, visit the MRHAVIII Affordable Housing page here, or the the MRHAVIII home page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (228) 831-2992.

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 02/21/2019.

Other Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Waiting Lists

Closed: Mutli-County, Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHAVIII) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in January 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

For more information, visit the MRHAVIII website here.

Last Updated on 12/20/2018.

About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII

Representatives of Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII may be available by phone at (228) 831-2992. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/12/2019, it is not known if Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII 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 VIII Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII manages 8,051 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
Vouchers 6,879 46 78 68 116
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $594 $489 $482 $870 $461
Monthly Cost $4,084,012 $22,495 $37,627 $59,152 $53,483

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII

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 9% having issued approximately 867 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 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 $11,508 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

60% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 80% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 VIII voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $658. 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.


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