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Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Mississippi

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Villa Maria

921 Porter Ave
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Samaritan House

642 Jackson Ave
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Morrison Village Apartments

2503 Old Mobile Ave
Pascagoula, Mississippi
$408-618
1-2 BR

Cambridge Park

3414 Shortcut Rd
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

College Villa

2726 Ladnier Rd
Gautier, Mississippi
Subsidized

Singing River Services Group

2850 Dolphin Dr
Gautier, Mississippi
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Gautier Voa Senior Housing, Inc

Ladnier Rd
Gautier, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Crossing at Ladnier

2020 Ladnier Rd
Gautier, Mississippi

Lexington Pointe

3705 Lexington Ave
Pascagoula, Mississippi

Bayou Village Apartments

1919 Martin Bluff Rd
Gautier, Mississippi

Housing Authorities that serve Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
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 Jackson County, Mississippi

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,191 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Mississippi

Jackson County features 699 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 County, Mississippi

There are 1,492 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $741 and $905.

2020 Jackson 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
Fair Market Rent $639 $713 $823 $1,187 $1,445
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $642 to $784 $741 to $905 $1,068 to $1,306 $1,301 to $1,590

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,191
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 699
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $48,406 ±$1,098
Median Rent $816 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.66% ± 3.5pp
Total Population 140,676

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 140,676. There are 50,242 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 29.39% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $48,406 a year, or $4,034 a month. The median rent for the county is $816 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,100

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 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 Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,200 $27,650 $31,100 $34,550 $37,350 $40,100 $42,850 $45,650
80% of Median $38,750 $44,250 $49,800 $55,300 $59,750 $64,150 $68,600 $73,000

Cities In Jackson County

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City Served By
Big Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Point is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Escatawpa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Escatawpa is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Gautier The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gautier is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Gulf Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Hills is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Gulf Park Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Park Estates is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Helena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helena is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Hurley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hurley is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Latimer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Latimer is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Moss Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moss Point is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Ocean Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Springs is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Pascagoula The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pascagoula is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
St. Martin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Martin is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Vancleave The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vancleave is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Wade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wade is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.