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Affordable Housing In Forrest County

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forrest County

Pineview Apartments

1500 Country Club Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Overlook Apartments

3610 Campbell Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Mill Creek Place

21 Mill Creek Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Ivy Trace ( Aka Pine Belt )

1000 W 7th St
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Disabled Supportive Housing

Francis Street Apartments

212 Martin Luther King Avenue
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Springs Manor Apartments Intervest Corp

800 Pitts Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Choctaw Apartments Lp J and a Mgmt Co

206 Hartfield Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Beverly Hills Homes

1100 Beverly Hills Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Burketts Creek IIi

100 Bankston Arms Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Burketts Creek IV

18 Millpond Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Housing Authorities that serve Forrest 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 Forrest County, Mississippi

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,056 affordable apartments for rent in Forrest County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Forrest County, Mississippi

Forrest County features 1,239 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 Forrest County, Mississippi

There are 817 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forrest County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forrest County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forrest County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.

2020 Forrest 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 $538 $680 $825 $1,069 $1,195
Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $612 to $748 $743 to $908 $962 to $1,176 $1,076 to $1,315

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Forrest County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 2,056
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,239
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $36,416 ±$2,129
Median Rent $728 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.3% ± 4.05pp
Total Population 76,267

Population and Household Demographics

Forrest County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 76,267. There are 27,983 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 45.2% of households in Forrest County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forrest County

The median gross income for households in Forrest County is $36,416 a year, or $3,035 a month. The median rent for the county is $728 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forrest County, a household making less than $2,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Forrest County.

Area Median Income In Forrest 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 Forrest County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Forrest 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 Forrest County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,850 $41,350
50% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $38,850 $41,350
80% of Median $35,100 $40,100 $45,100 $50,100 $54,150 $58,150 $62,150 $66,150

Cities In Forrest County

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City Served By
Glendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Hattiesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hattiesburg are the The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Petal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petal is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Rawls Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rawls Springs is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.