Affordable Housing In Lamar County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County
Housing Authorities that serve Lamar 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 Lamar County, Mississippi
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 270 affordable apartments for rent in Lamar County, Mississippi.
Income Based Apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
Lamar County features 242 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 Lamar County, Mississippi
There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamar County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lamar County, Mississippi
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lamar County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lamar County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lamar County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.
2020 Lamar 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||$538||$680||$825||$1,069||$1,195|
|Payment Standard Range||$484 to $592||$612 to $748||$743 to $908||$962 to $1,176||$1,076 to $1,315|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lamar County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||270|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||242|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.46%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.73|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Median Household Income||$52,035 ±$1,843|
|Median Rent||$835 ±$34|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.42% ± 6.78pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lamar County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 58,885. There are 21,865 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 33.46% of households in Lamar County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lamar County
The median gross income for households in Lamar County is $52,035 a year, or $4,336 a month. The median rent for the county is $835 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lamar County, a household making less than $2,783 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Lamar County.
Area Median Income In Lamar 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 Lamar County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600
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 Lamar 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 Lamar County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,200||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$38,850||$41,350|
|50% of Median||$21,950||$25,050||$28,200||$31,300||$33,850||$36,350||$38,850||$41,350|
|80% of Median||$35,100||$40,100||$45,100||$50,100||$54,150||$58,150||$62,150||$66,150|
Cities In Lamar County
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|Arnold Line||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arnold Line is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Lumberton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lumberton is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Purvis||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Purvis is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Sumrall||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumrall is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|West Hattiesburg||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hattiesburg is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|