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Affordable Housing In Greene County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greene County

Parkwood Apartments

11 Opal St
State Line, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Turner Memorial Retirement Center

32654 Highway 57
Leakesville, Mississippi
Elderly Supportive Housing

Magnolia Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

2001 2nd St
Leakesville, Mississippi
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Housing Authorities that serve Greene 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 Greene County, Mississippi

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 114 affordable apartments for rent in Greene County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Greene County, Mississippi

Greene County features 114 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 Greene County, Mississippi

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greene County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greene County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greene County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $591 and $723.

2020 Greene 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 $499 $513 $657 $856 $915
Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $462 to $564 $591 to $723 $770 to $942 $824 to $1,007

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Greene County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 114
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 114
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $40,176 ±$6,892
Median Rent $576 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.64% ± 16.96pp
Total Population 14,129

Population and Household Demographics

Greene County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 14,129. There are 4,180 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 19.02% of households in Greene County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greene County

The median gross income for households in Greene County is $40,176 a year, or $3,348 a month. The median rent for the county is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greene County, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Greene County.

Area Median Income In Greene 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 Greene County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,100

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 Greene 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 Greene County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $37,700 $40,150
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
80% of Median $34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250

Cities In Greene County

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City Served By
Leakesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leakesville is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
McLain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McLain is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
State Line The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves State Line is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.