Affordable Housing In Harrison County
72 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harrison County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Harrison 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 Harrison County, Mississippi
|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 Harrison County, Mississippi
There are 72 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,045 affordable apartments for rent in Harrison County, Mississippi.
Income Based Apartments in Harrison County, Mississippi
Harrison County features 2,605 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 Harrison County, Mississippi
There are 4,440 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harrison County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Harrison County, Mississippi
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harrison County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Harrison County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harrison County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $777 and $949.
2022 Harrison 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|
|Harrison County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent||$666||$735||$863||$1,198||$1,338|
|Harrison County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range||$599 to $733||$662 to $809||$777 to $949||$1,078 to $1,318||$1,204 to $1,472|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Harrison County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||72|
|Total Low Income Apartments||7,045|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,605|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||42.83%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.50|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Median Household Income||$41,722 ±$997|
|Median Rent||$837 ±$14|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.53% ± 2.42pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Harrison County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 196,268. There are 75,882 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 42.83% of households in Harrison County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Harrison County
The median gross income for households in Harrison County is $41,722 a year, or $3,477 a month. The median rent for the county is $837 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harrison County, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Harrison County.
Area Median Income In Harrison 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 Harrison County, 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 Harrison 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 Harrison County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harrison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Harrison County
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|Biloxi||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Biloxi are the Biloxi Housing Authority and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|D'Iberville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves D'Iberville is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|DeLisle||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves DeLisle is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Gulfport||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulfport is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Henderson Point||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Henderson Point is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Long Beach||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Beach are the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Lyman||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyman is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Pass Christian||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pass Christian is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Saucier||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saucier is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|