Affordable Housing In Leake County
Mississippi

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leake County

Bel - Haven Apartments

300 S Valley St
Carthage, Mississippi
Subsidized

Canton Road Manor

655 Red Dog Rd
Carthage, Mississippi
Subsidized

Westbrook Square Apartments

1301 Highway 16 W
Carthage, Mississippi

Lincoln Estates

101 Madison St
Carthage, Mississippi

Amp - 3

304 Debra St
Carthage, Mississippi

Sebastopol Apartments

690 North St
Sebastopol, Mississippi
Subsidized

Towncreek Apartments

694 Red Dog Rd
Carthage, Mississippi

Lockwood Apartments

214 Main St
Walnut Grove, Mississippi

The Elms Apartments

610 Old Canton Rd
Carthage, Mississippi
Subsidized

The Grove Apartments

222 Spruce St
Walnut Grove, Mississippi
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Leake 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 Leake County, Mississippi

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leake County, Mississippi

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 519 affordable apartments for rent in Leake County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Leake County, Mississippi

Leake County features 356 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 Leake County, Mississippi

There are 163 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leake County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leake County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Leake County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leake County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Leake 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
Leake County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $560 $563 $705 $898 $1,031
Leake County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $507 to $619 $635 to $776 $808 to $988 $928 to $1,134

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leake County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 519
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 356
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $33,452 ±$3,610
Median Rent $593 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.25% ± 6.75pp
Total Population 23,153

Population and Household Demographics

Leake County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 23,153. There are 8,314 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 26.61% of households in Leake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leake County

The median gross income for households in Leake County is $33,452 a year, or $2,788 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leake County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Leake County.

Area Median Income In Leake 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 Leake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,000

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 Leake 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 Leake County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leake 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 Leake 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 Leake 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 Leake County

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City Served By
Carthage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carthage is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.
Lena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lena is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.
Redwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redwater is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.
Sebastopol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sebastopol is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.
Standing Pine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Standing Pine is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.
Walnut Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut Grove is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V.