Affordable Housing In Hattiesburg
37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hattiesburg
Housing Authorities that serve Hattiesburg
|The Housing Authority of the City of Hattiesburg||Public Housing|
|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 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,023 affordable apartments for rent in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Income Based Apartments in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hattiesburg features 1,206 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 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
There are 817 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hattiesburg.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hattiesburg landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hattiesburg.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.
2020 Hattiesburg, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Hattiesburg, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||37|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,023|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,206|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||62.42%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.37|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Median Household Income||$26,852 ±$2,095|
|Median Rent||$716 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||56.86% ± 4.59pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi with a population of 46,762. There are 18,240 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 62.42% of households in Hattiesburg are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Hattiesburg
The median gross income for households in Hattiesburg is $26,852 a year, or $2,238 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hattiesburg, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Hattiesburg.
Area Median Income In Hattiesburg
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 Hattiesburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Forrest County.
In Hattiesburg, 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 Hattiesburg
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 Hattiesburg
|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|