Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lee County, MS

Discover affordable housing in Lee County where there are 38+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Wisteria Plantersville

140 Woodgreen Rd, Plantersville, Mississippi 38862

Regal Ridge Apartments

200 Cedar St, Plantersville, Mississippi 38862

Nathaniel Place/ Barley Court Apartments

840 Barley Ct, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Ashbury Court

108 Ashbury Ct, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Hancock Estates

1408 Ida St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Haven Rentals

3465 Willie Moore Rd, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Sherman Villas Lp J and a Mgmt Inc

1018 Line St, Sherman, Mississippi 38869

Magnolia Manor

1514 Country Wood Cv, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Kirkwood Apartments the Glen at Kirkwood

202 Milford St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

King Pines

2050 Kenmer Ln, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Verona Estates

119 Lakeland Drive, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Hilldale Apartments

320 Monument Dr, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

South Park Manor Apartments

2003 S Green St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Gateway West Apartments ( Dba Oak Creek Apartments

508 Lumpkin Ave, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Shannon Elderly Housing

119 Cherry St, Shannon, Mississippi 38868

Magnolia Apartments

216 Third Ave, Saltillo, Mississippi 38866

Saltillo Properties CO Massengill Prop Inc

109 Cedarstone Dr, Saltillo, Mississippi 38866

Tupelo Seniors

3286 Highway 145, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

Westside Manor

125 Cherry St, Shannon, Mississippi 38868

Timberlawn Apartments

2002 S Green St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lee County, Mississippi
$12.54 (+173%) more than Mississippi minimum wage and $12.54 (+173%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lee 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lee County, Mississippi.

Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lee County.

How many renters live in Lee County, Mississippi?

The County of Lee County has 82,959 people living in 31,064 households.

There are 23,215 renters living in 9,338 renter households in this County. Renters make up 27.98 percent of the population living in Lee County.

What is the rental market like in Lee County, Mississippi?

There are an estimated 37,310 housing units in the Lee County area. Of these, 10,689 units are rental homes, making up 29 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lee County, Mississippi, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lee County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lee County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Lee County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lee County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,426 1,249 3,051 3,285 555
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lee County

A large number of apartments in Lee County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lee County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 13 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lee County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $853 to $1,486. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $853
One BR $859
Two BR $1,045
Three BR $1,319
Four BR $1,486
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lee County, Mississippi

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lee County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 765 54 percent
One BR 871 70 percent
Two BR 1,908 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lee County, Mississippi

How many affordable rental units are in Lee County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lee County, Mississippi including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,412
Public Housing 432
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 735
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 42
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 261
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lee County, Mississippi

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Mississippi

Lee County features 1,459 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 Lee County, Mississippi

There are 1,206 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $941 and $1,150.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.