Affordable Housing In Hazlehurst
Copiah County, Mississippi

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hazlehurst

Right - to - Succeed Group Homes

415 Monticello St
Hazlehurst, MS
Elderly Supportive Housing

Royal Terrace Apartments

28131 Highway 28
Hazlehurst, MS
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hazlehurst Villas

285 Nelson Dr
Hazlehurst, MS

Hazlehurst Apartments Homes ( 2000 and 1996 Supp )

222 Carroll Rhodes Dr
Hazlehurst, MS
HCV Welcome

Hazlehurst Manor ,

523 Lake St
Hazlehurst, MS

Cedar Bend Apartments

3017 Georgetown St
Hazlehurst, MS
HCV Welcome

Forrest Park Subd

150 Roebuck Ct
Hazlehurst, MS
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Housing Authorities that serve Hazlehurst

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Authority of the City of Hazlehurst Public Housing
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hazlehurst, Mississippi

According to federal housing data and research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 309 affordable apartments for rent in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Hazlehurst features 247 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 62 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hazlehurst.

Hazlehurst, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 309
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 3.16
Median Household Income $34,018 ±$6,156
Median Rent $637 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.32% ± 12.98pp
Total Population 3,942

Population and Household Demographics

Hazlehurst is a City in Copiah County, Mississippi with a population of 3,942. There are 1,212 households in the city with an average household size of 3.16 persons. 41.09% of households in Hazlehurst are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hazlehurst

The median gross income for households in Hazlehurst is $34,018 a year, or $2,835 a month. The median rent for the city is $637 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hazlehurst, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Hazlehurst.1

Area Median Income In Hazlehurst

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 Hazlehurst, the AMI is calculated from all households within Copiah County.

In Hazlehurst, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200

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 Hazlehurst

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 Hazlehurst HUD Rental Assistance in Hazlehurst

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% of Median $37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hazlehurst

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 1998, 3 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hazlehurst by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Hazlehurst

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
60% of Median $28,260 $32,280 $36,300 $40,320 $43,560 $46,800 $50,040 $53,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hazlehurst is $36,300 a year, or $3,025 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,025 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $908 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $589 $631 $756 $874 $975 $1,076
60% $707 $757 $908 $1,049 $1,170 $1,292
Fair Market Rents in Hazlehurst

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$707 $774 $911 $1,148 $1,341