Affordable Housing In Lamar County
Mississippi

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County

Regency Place Apartments

125 Preston St
Sumrall, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Pineview Apartments

Hwy 589
Purvis, Mississippi
Subsidized

Cinnamon Place Apartments D and J Dev Inc

809 Main St
Purvis, Mississippi
Subsidized

Frank Lee Homes

904 Myrick Ave
Lumberton, Mississippi

Country Village Apartments Massengill Prop Inc

408 E Main Ave
Lumberton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Woodchase Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

203 N 10th St
Lumberton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Greentree Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

297 N 10th St
Lumberton, Mississippi

Hillcrest N Side Homes

608 N 6th St
Lumberton, Mississippi
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lamar 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 Lamar 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 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 $781 and $955.

2022 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
Lamar County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $577 $723 $868 $1,124 $1,272
Lamar County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $519 to $635 $651 to $795 $781 to $955 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,145 to $1,399

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
Total Population 58,885

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 $62,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lamar County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350

Cities In Lamar County

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City Served By
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.