Affordable Housing In Madison County
Mississippi

Waiting List Openings In Madison County

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33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madison County

Cypress Meadows

373 S Canal St
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Camden Park Apartments

107 Parkview Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2 BR

Camden Park Apartments, Phase II

106 Parkview Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+

Canton High Apartments

3380 North Liberty Street
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Canton Garden Apartments

619 Martin Luther King Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Pride Gardens Apartments

264 Bannerman Dr
Flora, Mississippi
Subsidized

Lula B Covington Apartments

1101 Holmes Ave
Canton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Canton Estates

388 Ricks Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Northbrook III

107 Pine Knoll Dr
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Subsidized

Canton Family Units

390 Ricks Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Madison 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 Madison County, Mississippi

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madison County, Mississippi

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,452 affordable apartments for rent in Madison County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Madison County, Mississippi

Madison County features 686 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 Madison County, Mississippi

There are 766 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Madison County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Madison County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Madison 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
Madison County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $781 $812 $947 $1,171 $1,337
Madison County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $703 to $859 $731 to $893 $852 to $1,042 $1,054 to $1,288 $1,203 to $1,471

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madison County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,452
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 686
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $64,376 ±$3,195
Median Rent $898 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.72% ± 4.42pp
Total Population 100,202

Population and Household Demographics

Madison County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 100,202. There are 37,107 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 28.09% of households in Madison County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison County

The median gross income for households in Madison County is $64,376 a year, or $5,365 a month. The median rent for the county is $898 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madison County, a household making less than $2,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Madison County.

Area Median Income In Madison 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 Madison County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Madison 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 Madison County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050

Cities In Madison County

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City Served By
Canton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton are the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI and The Housing Authority of the City of Canton.
Flora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flora is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Kearney Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kearney Park is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.
Ridgeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgeland is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI.