Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Bay St Louis, MS

Discover affordable housing in Bay St Louis where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Easterbrook Apartments

590 Easterbrook St, Bay St Louis, Mississippi 39520

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Bayside Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

701 Union St, Bay St Louis, Mississippi 39520

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Bay Park Apartments, Phase II

10 Bay Park Way, Bay St Louis, Mississippi 39520

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Bay Pines

601 Bienville Dr, Bay St Louis, Mississippi 39520

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Bay Pines Apartments

703 Shieldsborough Dr, Bay St Louis, Mississippi 39520

accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Bay St Louis, Mississippi
$21.80/hour
$14.55 (+201%) more than Mississippi minimum wage and $14.55 (+201%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Bay St Louis, Mississippi?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bay St Louis.

How many renters live in Bay St Louis, Mississippi?

The City of Bay St Louis has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 25.93 percent of the population living in Bay St Louis.

What is the rental market like in Bay St Louis, Mississippi?

There are an estimated housing units in the Bay St Louis area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, there are 1.12 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bay St Louis?

The rental vacancy rate in Bay St Louis is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Bay St Louis for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bay St Louis
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 122 384 569 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bay St Louis

A large number of apartments in Bay St Louis have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Bay St Louis

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $825 to $1,626. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $825
One BR $923
Two BR $1,151
Three BR $1,525
Four BR $1,626
2024 Fair Market Rents in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bay St Louis?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 99 81 percent
Two BR 210 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

How many affordable rental units are in Bay St Louis?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Bay St Louis, Mississippi including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

Bay St Louis features 198 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

There are 164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bay St Louis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bay St Louis landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bay St Louis.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bay St Louis, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,036 and $1,266.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.