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Affordable Housing In Covington County
Mississippi

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Covington County

Kingswood Apartments II

500 Kingswood Dr
Mount Olive, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Village Manor Apartment

1001 Cotton St
Mount Olive, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Olivewood Apartments

400 Kingswood Dr
Mount Olive, Mississippi
Income Based
1-2 BR

Collins Apartments

Rebecca Rd
Collins, Mississippi
Subsidized

New Hopewell 93

PO Box 2485
Collins, Mississippi

Collinwood Estates

150 Applewhite Loop
Collins, Mississippi

Windwood Manor

2799 Highway 49
Collins, Mississippi
Subsidized

Magnolia Heights Apartments

310 Venus St
Collins, Mississippi
Subsidized

The Meadows Apartments

300 Rebecca Rd
Collins, Mississippi
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Covington County

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Covington County, Mississippi

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 270 affordable apartments for rent in Covington County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Covington County, Mississippi

Covington County features 194 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 Covington County, Mississippi

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Covington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Covington County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Covington County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Covington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Covington County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $613 and $749.

2020 Covington County, 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
Fair Market Rent $510 $517 $681 $849 $948
Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $465 to $569 $613 to $749 $764 to $934 $853 to $1,043

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Covington County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 270
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 194
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $31,631 ±$2,413
Median Rent $659 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.39% ± 9.41pp
Total Population 19,471

Population and Household Demographics

Covington County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 19,471. There are 6,969 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 19.54% of households in Covington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Covington County

The median gross income for households in Covington County is $31,631 a year, or $2,636 a month. The median rent for the county is $659 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Covington County, a household making less than $2,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Covington County.

Area Median Income In Covington County

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.

In Covington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,600

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 Covington County

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 Covington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,500 $30,600 $32,700 $34,800
50% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $28,500 $30,600 $32,700 $34,800
80% of Median $29,550 $33,750 $37,950 $42,150 $45,550 $48,900 $52,300 $55,650

Cities In Covington County

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City Served By
Collins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collins is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Mount Olive The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Olive is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Olive The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olive is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Seminary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seminary is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.