Affordable Housing In Jackson
Hinds County, Mississippi

Waiting List Openings In Jackson

Emergency Housing Voucher

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125 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson

Arbor Park Apartments I

5551 Shaw Road
Jackson, Mississippi
1-3 BR

Berwood Apartments

1390 Forest Ave
Jackson, Mississippi
1-3 BR

Bristol Park Apartments

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

Shaw Estates

5600 Shaw Rd
Jackson, Mississippi
3-4 BR

Wood Village Apartments

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

Pinehurst Park Townhouses

160 Witchita Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
3-4 BR

Magnolia Park Apartments

1240 Lawnview Place
Jackson, Mississippi
1-2 BR

809 State Street - Magnolia Towers

809 N State St
Jackson, Mississippi
Studio-2 BR

Chapel Estates Phase II

133 Claude Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
4 BR

Waverly Park Apartments

210 Briarwood Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jackson, 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 Jackson, Mississippi

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

There are 125 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,905 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson features 2,954 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 Jackson, Mississippi

There are 5,951 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson, Mississippi

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

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

2022 Jackson, 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
Jackson, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $781 $812 $947 $1,171 $1,337
Jackson, 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 research.

Jackson, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 125
Total Low Income Apartments 8,905
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,954
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $32,250 ±$937
Median Rent $751 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.55% ± 2.75pp
Total Population 173,212

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi with a population of 173,212. There are 62,671 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 47.94% of households in Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson

The median gross income for households in Jackson is $32,250 a year, or $2,688 a month. The median rent for the city is $751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson, a household making less than $2,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson.

Area Median Income In Jackson

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 Jackson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hinds County.

In Jackson, 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 Jackson

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 Jackson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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