Affordable Housing In George County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In George County

Heritage Apartments

18107 Hwy 26 W
Lucedale, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rose Square Apartments

175 Wes Havard Rd
Lucedale, Mississippi
2 BR

Pecan Circle Homes

601 Pecan Cir
Lucedale, Mississippi

The Bradley Apartments

11263 Old Hwy 63 S
Lucedale, Mississippi

Sunrise Apartments

18133 Highway 26 W
Lucedale, Mississippi

Lucedale Heights Apartments

15269 Highway 613
Lucedale, Mississippi

Central Hills

84 Cauley Dr
Lucedale, Mississippi
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in George County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving George County, Mississippi

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 George County, Mississippi

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 348 affordable apartments for rent in George County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in George County, Mississippi

George County features 216 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 George County, Mississippi

There are 120 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in George County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in George County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in George County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $657 and $803.

2022 George 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
George County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $574 $578 $730 $902 $1,226
George County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $520 to $636 $657 to $803 $812 to $992 $1,103 to $1,349

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

George County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 348
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.55%
Average Renter Household Size 3.45
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $44,258 ±$5,333
Median Rent $742 ±$173
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.43% ± 10.42pp
Total Population 23,104

Population and Household Demographics

George County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 23,104. There are 7,471 households in the county with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 14.55% of households in George County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in George County

The median gross income for households in George County is $44,258 a year, or $3,688 a month. The median rent for the county is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In George County, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.43% of households who rent are overburdened in George County.

Area Median Income In George 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 George County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000

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 George 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 George County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the George County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,550 $39,100 $41,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the George County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,500 $34,050 $36,550 $39,100 $41,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the George County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,300 $40,350 $45,400 $50,400 $54,450 $58,500 $62,500 $66,550

Cities In George County

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City Served By
Lucedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucedale is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.