Affordable Housing In Hinds County
Mississippi

135 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hinds County

Arbor Park Apartments I

5551 Shaw Road
Jackson, MS
$700-885
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Berwood Apartments

1390 Forest Ave
Jackson, MS
$653-833
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bristol Park Apartments

791 W County Line Rd
Jackson, MS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Shaw Estates

5600 Shaw Rd
Jackson, MS
$778-888
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pinehurst Park Townhouses

160 Witchita Dr
Jackson, MS
$774-876
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Magnolia Park Apartments

1240 Lawnview Place
Jackson, MS
$469-519
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

809 State Street - Magnolia Towers

809 N State St
Jackson, MS
$490-645
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Chapel Estates Phase II

133 Claude Dr
Jackson, MS
$888
4 BR
HCV Welcome

Waverly Park Apartments

210 Briarwood Dr
Jackson, MS
$454-1,521
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wood Village Apartments

1253 Wood Village Dr
Jackson, MS
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Hinds County

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Hinds County

Housing Authority Programs
Jackson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hinds County, Mississippi

There are 135 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,397 affordable apartments for rent in Hinds County, Mississippi. Hinds County features 3,284 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 6,113 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hinds County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hinds County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 135
Total Low Income Apartments 9,397
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,284
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $37,324 ±$1,042
Median Rent $771 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.42% ± 2.56pp
Total Population 245,874

Population and Household Demographics

Hinds County is a County in Mississippi with a population of 245,874. There are 88,762 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 40.61% of households in Hinds County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hinds County

The median gross income for households in Hinds County is $37,324 a year, or $3,110 a month. The median rent for the county is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hinds County, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Hinds County.1

Area Median Income In Hinds 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 Hinds County, 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 Hinds 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 Hinds County HUD Rental Assistance in Hinds County

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 Hinds County

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

From 1991 to 2012, 68 low income apartment communities containing 7,523 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hinds County 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 Hinds County

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 Hinds County 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 Hinds County

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

Cities In Hinds County

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City Listings Served By
Jackson 124 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Jackson Housing Authority and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Bolton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolton is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Edwards 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwards is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Clinton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Terry 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terry is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Raymond 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymond is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Byram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byram is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Learned 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Learned is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Utica 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Utica is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.