Affordable Housing In Carthage
Leake County, Mississippi

Affordable Housing programs support 296 income based apartments in Carthage where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 139 affordable apartments in Carthage that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Carthage, Mississippi

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Carthage.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Mississippi Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Carthage.

Bel - Haven Apartments

300 S Valley St
Carthage, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Canton Road Manor

655 Red Dog Rd
Carthage, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Westbrook Square Apartments

1301 Highway 16 W
Carthage, Mississippi

Lincoln Estates

101 Madison St
Carthage, Mississippi

Amp - 3

304 Debra St
Carthage, Mississippi

Towncreek Apartments

694 Red Dog Rd
Carthage, Mississippi

The Elms Apartments

610 Old Canton Rd
Carthage, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Carthage

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Carthage, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carthage.

Carthage, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Carthage, Mississippi

Carthage features 296 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 Carthage, Mississippi

There are 139 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carthage.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carthage, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carthage landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carthage.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carthage, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2023 Carthage, Mississippi Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Carthage, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $578 $582 $766 $932 $1,065
Carthage, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $839 to $1,025 $959 to $1,172

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carthage, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 435
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 296
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.51%
Average Renter Household Size 3.31
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $24,806 ±$6,363
Median Rent $633 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.93% ± 13.92pp
Total Population 4,966

Population and Household Demographics

Carthage is a city in Leake County, Mississippi with a population of 4,966. There are 1,528 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 51.51% of households in Carthage are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carthage

The median gross income for households in Carthage is $24,806 a year, or $2,067 a month. The median rent for the city is $633 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carthage, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Carthage.

Area Median Income In Carthage

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Carthage, the AMI is calculated from all households within Leake County.

In Carthage, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Carthage

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Carthage

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carthage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150