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

Discover affordable housing in Jackson where there are 225+ 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.

Willow Point Apartments, Phase I

751 Glencross Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

bed 2-3
payment $780-829/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

Highland View Apartments for the Elderly

1521 W Highland Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39204

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

The Woodlands

2119 Woodland Way, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Forest Park Apartments

1651 Forest Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39213

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Northwest Plaza

1605 N West St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Woods Apartments

2965 Pocahontas Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39213

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Willow Point ( Northfield Houses )

6314 Quail Lake Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

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accessibility Accessible

Covington Park Apartments II

120 Shands St, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

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accessibility Accessible

Thousand Oaks Apartments

2112 Thousand Oaks Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

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accessibility Accessible

Boston Court Apartments

1321 N Lamar St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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accessibility Accessible

Park Wind Apartments Phase II

6301 Highway 80 W, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

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accessibility Accessible

Pwp Apartments

999 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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Timber Falls

2328 Timber Falls Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

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accessibility Accessible

Forrest Hill Place

2255 Raymond Rd, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

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accessibility Accessible

Hallmark Gardens Apartments

987 E Northside Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

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accessibility Accessible

Valley Park Subdivision Phase I

836 Valley Park Way, Jackson, Mississippi 39212

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accessibility Accessible

Park Springs Apartments

5610 Shaw Rd, Jackson, Mississippi 39209

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accessibility Accessible

Mosley Manor Apartments

3811 Mosley Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

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accessibility Accessible

805 Collier Avenue

805 Collier Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39213

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accessibility Accessible

Purdy Apartments

320 Oak St, Jackson, Mississippi 39203

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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
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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.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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 people living in households.

There are renters living in 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 housing units in the Jackson area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jackson, Mississippi, there are 1.14 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 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
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
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.