Affordable Housing In Jones County
Mississippi

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jones County

Palisades Park I & II

105 Buchanan Street
Laurel, Mississippi
$680-944
2-3 BR

South Park Village Apartments

37 Johnson Circle
Laurel, Mississippi
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Beacon Homes

801 Beacon St
Laurel, Mississippi

First Avenue Group Home

2513 N 1st Ave
Laurel, Mississippi
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Cooks Avenue Apartments

415 Sorrell Dr
Laurel, Mississippi
Subsidized

Dubose Apartments

1201 Dubose St
Ellisville, Mississippi
Subsidized

University Commons Apartments

3804 Barberry Dr
Laurel, Mississippi
Subsidized

Lone Oak Apartments

101 Lone Oak Dr
Laurel, Mississippi
Subsidized

Triangle

307 S Maple St
Laurel, Mississippi

Brown Circle

3 Brown Cir
Laurel, Mississippi

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

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 Jones County, Mississippi

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,421 affordable apartments for rent in Jones County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Jones County, Mississippi

Jones County features 1,143 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 Jones County, Mississippi

There are 278 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jones County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jones County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jones County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $680 and $832.

2022 Jones 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
Jones County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $510 $594 $756 $935 $1,025
Jones County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $535 to $653 $680 to $832 $842 to $1,029 $923 to $1,128

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jones County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,421
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $37,143 ±$1,988
Median Rent $614 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.54% ± 5.86pp
Total Population 68,276

Population and Household Demographics

Jones County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 68,276. There are 24,561 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 26.63% of households in Jones County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jones County

The median gross income for households in Jones County is $37,143 a year, or $3,095 a month. The median rent for the county is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jones County, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Jones County.

Area Median Income In Jones 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 Jones County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000

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 Jones 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 Jones County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jones County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jones County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,600 $23,550 $26,500 $29,400 $31,800 $34,150 $36,500 $38,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jones County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150

Cities In Jones County

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City Served By
Ellisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellisville is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Laurel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laurel are the The Housing Authority of the City of Laurel and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Sandersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandersville is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Soso The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Soso is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.