Affordable Housing In Hinds County
Mississippi

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136 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hinds County

Arbor Park Apartments I

5551 Shaw Road
Jackson, Mississippi
$700-885
1-3 BR

Berwood Apartments

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

Bristol Park Apartments

791 W County Line Rd
Jackson, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Shaw Estates

5600 Shaw Rd
Jackson, Mississippi
$778-888
3-4 BR

Wood Village Apartments

1253 Wood Village Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Pinehurst Park Townhouses

160 Witchita Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
$774-876
3-4 BR

Magnolia Park Apartments

1240 Lawnview Place
Jackson, Mississippi
$469-519
1-2 BR

809 State Street - Magnolia Towers

809 N State St
Jackson, Mississippi
$490-645
Studio-2 BR

Chapel Estates Phase II

133 Claude Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
$888
4 BR

Waverly Park Apartments

210 Briarwood Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
$454-1,521
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hinds 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 Hinds County, Mississippi

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hinds County, Mississippi

There are 136 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,530 affordable apartments for rent in Hinds County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Hinds County, Mississippi

Hinds County features 3,297 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 Hinds County, Mississippi

There are 6,233 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hinds County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hinds County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hinds County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hinds County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hinds County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Hinds 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
Hinds County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $781 $812 $947 $1,171 $1,337
Hinds County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $703 to $859 $731 to $893 $852 to $1,042 $1,054 to $1,288 $1,203 to $1,471

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hinds County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 136
Total Low Income Apartments 9,530
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,297
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.

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 $73,900

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hinds County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hinds County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hinds County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hinds County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050

Cities In Hinds County

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