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Affordable Housing In Hattiesburg
Forrest County, Mississippi

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hattiesburg

Park Pines Apartments

447 Helveston Road
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wofford Park

20 St. Claire Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pine Haven Estates

557 Helveston Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Federation Towers, Hattiesburg

812 Arnold St
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eagle Wing Estates II

85 Jackson Wood Ct
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wesley Manor I

311 Westover Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Greenbriar Apartments

2410 McInnis Loop
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized

Bonhomie Apartments

1810 Country Club Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized

North Hills Place Apartments

200 Cahal St
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized

Pineview Apartments

1500 Country Club Rd
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Hattiesburg

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 46,762

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