. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Macon, Mississippi - Affordable Housing Online

Cambridge Manor Apartments

106 Royal St
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Green Oaks Macon

100 Oak St
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Noxubee Apartments

201 Hunter St
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Mayfair Apartments

105 Oak St
Macon, Mississippi

Cedar Creek Apartments

500 Cedar Creek Rd
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

B & M Apartments

514 Main St
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Cedar Heights Apartments

1019 Highway 45 Byp
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

United Mgmt Systems 93

PO Box 506
Macon, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
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There are 84 low-income apartments in Macon that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 169 low-income homes in Macon where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $234 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Macon, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. V Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Macon.

Macon, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Macon, Mississippi

Macon features 169 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 Macon, Mississippi

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macon, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Macon landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Macon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Macon, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2023 Macon, 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
Macon, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $643 $678 $766 $954 $1,051
Macon, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $610 to $746 $689 to $843 $859 to $1,049 $946 to $1,156

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Macon, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 253
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 169
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $17,926 ±$1,857
Median Rent $440 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.98% ± 12.07pp
Total Population 2,659

Population and Household Demographics

Macon is a city in Noxubee County, Mississippi with a population of 2,659. There are 948 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 50.84% of households in Macon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macon

The median gross income for households in Macon is $17,926 a year, or $1,494 a month. The median rent for the city is $440 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macon, a household making less than $1,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Macon.

Area Median Income In Macon

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Macon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Noxubee County.

In Macon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,900

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 Macon

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 Macon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,850 $39,800 $44,800 $49,750 $53,750 $57,750 $61,700 $65,700