About Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII

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

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

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

Please note: When you visit this office, you will be given addresses and phone numbers to the other complexes that the MRHA VIII handles.

To apply, visit the MRHA VIII to submit an application in person, between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. The MRHA VIII is located at 202 Alexander Rd., Long Beach, MS.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the MRHA VIII can be reached by calling (228) 863-8256, between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

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Last Updated on 07/03/2015.

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

Please note: The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII covers the Counties of Covington, Forrest, George, Hancock, Harrison, Greene, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne, MS.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHAVIII) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications.

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.

Please note: We obtained this information from an automated phone message. We have contacted the MRHAVIII office, and will update this page when more information becomes available. In the meantime, contact the MRHAVIII to find out how to apply.

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. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the MRHAVIII office at (228) 831-2992.

The Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII (MRHAVIII) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, call the MRHAVIII office at (228) 831-2992.

Last Updated on 05/24/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII manages 7,811 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 6,608 45 102 81 95
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $578 $558 $501 $755 $486
Monthly Cost $3,822,351 $25,129 $51,082 $61,126 $46,210

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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