Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jackson, MS

Discover affordable housing in Jackson where there are 238+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

2976 Woodside Dr

2976 Woodside Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

bed 3
payment $850/mo.

656 Chelsea Dr

656 Chelsea Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

bed 3
payment $850/mo.

170 Galvez St

170 Galvez St, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

bed 3
payment $800/mo.

1024 Trinity St

1024 Trinity St, Jackson, Mississippi 39213

bed 3
payment $899/mo.

817 Winter St

817 Winter St, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 3
payment $1100/mo.

210 N Flag Chapel Rd

210 N Flag Chapel Rd, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

bed 3
payment $1100/mo.

540 Clubview Dr

540 Clubview Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

bed 3
payment $825/mo.

2364 Coronet Pl

2364 Coronet Pl, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 3
payment $1025/mo.

1075 Combs St

1075 Combs St, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 3
payment $1150/mo.

2610 Brookwood Dr

2610 Brookwood Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

bed 2
payment $750/mo.

162 Heloise St

162 Heloise St, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

bed 3
payment $900/mo.

1249 Marydale Dr

1249 Marydale Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

bed 3
payment $895/mo.

324 Ellis Ave

324 Ellis Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

bed 2
payment $899/mo.

1051 Combs St

1051 Combs St, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 4
payment $1200/mo.

3071 Greenwood Ave

3071 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

bed 2
payment $700/mo.

3671 James Monroe Dr

3671 James Monroe Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39213

bed 3
payment $875/mo.

667 Forest Ave

667 Forest Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

bed 3
payment $1200/mo.

744 Oakwood St

744 Oakwood St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

bed 1
payment $850/mo.

148 Princeton St

148 Princeton St, Jackson, Mississippi 39203

bed 3
payment $900/mo.

1776 Shady Ln Dr

1776 Shady Ln Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 3
payment $875/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Jackson, Mississippi

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jackson, Mississippi
$21.95/hour
$14.70 (+203%) more than Mississippi minimum wage and $14.70 (+203%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Jackson, Mississippi Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Jackson, Mississippi.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jackson, Mississippi.

Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jackson.

How many renters live in Jackson, Mississippi?

The City of Jackson has 146,019 people living in 62,149 households.

There are 66,230 renters living in 30,524 renter households in this City. Renters make up 45.36 percent of the population living in Jackson.

What is the rental market like in Jackson, Mississippi?

There are an estimated 75,102 housing units in the Jackson area. Of these, 34,754 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jackson, Mississippi, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jackson?

The rental vacancy rate in Jackson is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Jackson for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jackson
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
364 6,493 9,039 12,214 2,196
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jackson

A large number of apartments in Jackson have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Jackson are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Jackson

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $996 to $1,564. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $996
One BR $997
Two BR $1,159
Three BR $1,401
Four BR $1,564
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jackson, Mississippi

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Jackson?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 278 76 percent
One BR 5,194 80 percent
Two BR 5,647 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jackson, Mississippi

How many affordable rental units are in Jackson?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Jackson, Mississippi including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 8,206
Public Housing 34
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,568
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 233
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 31
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jackson, Mississippi

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson features 3,139 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 6,076 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 $1,043 and $1,275.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.