Affordable Housing In Gulfport
Harrison County, Mississippi

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gulfport

Carlow Manor

15195 Barbara Dr
Gulfport, Mississippi
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lyman Village Apartments

14229 Old Highway 49
Gulfport, Mississippi
1-2 BR

Lyman Manor Apartments

13470 Old Highway 49
Gulfport, Mississippi
1-2 BR

Gulf Mist Apartments

26 Pass Road Bldg. 13-B
Gulfport, Mississippi
Call For Rent
3 BR

Brookstone Park Apartments

5014 28th St
Gulfport, Mississippi
1-3 BR

Bayou Landing Apartments

9245 Cuandet Rd
Gulfport, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brookstone Park Apartments Ph III

5050 28th St
Gulfport, Mississippi
1-3 BR

Sanderson Village

1000 34th St
Gulfport, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Candlewood Villa Apartments

1030 35th St
Gulfport, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Hillside Gulfport Manor

488 Tegarden Rd
Gulfport, Mississippi
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Gulfport, 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 Gulfport, 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 Gulfport, Mississippi

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,314 affordable apartments for rent in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport features 826 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 Gulfport, Mississippi

There are 2,488 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gulfport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gulfport, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gulfport landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Gulfport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gulfport, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $850 and $1,038.

2023 Gulfport, 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
Gulfport, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $707 $780 $944 $1,283 $1,395
Gulfport, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $636 to $778 $702 to $858 $850 to $1,038 $1,155 to $1,411 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gulfport, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 3,314
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 826
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $36,474 ±$1,379
Median Rent $829 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.8% ± 4.1pp
Total Population 70,642

Population and Household Demographics

Gulfport is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi with a population of 70,642. There are 27,948 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 49.49% of households in Gulfport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gulfport

The median gross income for households in Gulfport is $36,474 a year, or $3,040 a month. The median rent for the city is $829 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gulfport, a household making less than $2,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Gulfport.

Area Median Income In Gulfport

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 Gulfport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harrison County.

In Gulfport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Gulfport

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 Gulfport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gulfport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,200 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,850 $44,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gulfport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gulfport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300