Affordable Housing In Jones County
18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jones County
Housing Authorities that serve Jones County
|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 1,405 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 262 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 $652 and $796.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$472||$573||$724||$902||$981|
|Payment Standard Range||$425 to $519||$516 to $630||$652 to $796||$812 to $992||$883 to $1,079|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Jones County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||18|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,405|
|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|
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 $48,400
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,760||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$28,500||$30,600||$32,700||$34,800|
|50% of Median||$18,450||$21,100||$23,750||$26,350||$28,500||$30,600||$32,700||$34,800|
|80% of Median||$29,550||$33,750||$37,950||$42,150||$45,550||$48,900||$52,300||$55,650|
Cities In Jones County
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|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.|