Affordable Housing In Marion County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Southern Manor Apartments

1020 Alberta Ave
Columbia, Mississippi
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East Columbia Apartments

717 Mississippi Ave
Columbia, Mississippi
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Columbia Development

1501 Hendricks St
Columbia, Mississippi

Dan Stepney Homes

27 Harrison Jefferson Dr
Columbia, Mississippi

Northwood Villa Apartments

1500 Barners Ave
Columbia, Mississippi

Bassfield Apartments Llc

Bassfield Apt
Columbia, Mississippi

Golden Age Estates

John Fortenberry And Hwy 13 S
Columbia, Mississippi

Marion Manor

Martin Luther Rd
Columbia, Mississippi

Marion Manor Apartments

1107 Martin Luther King Dr
Columbia, Mississippi

Catherine Manor Apartments

202 Second St
Columbia, Mississippi

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

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 552 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Marion County, Mississippi

Marion County features 414 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 Marion County, Mississippi

There are 138 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marion County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marion County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Marion County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marion County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $655 and $801.

2022 Marion 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
Marion County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $595 $639 $728 $900 $987
Marion County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $536 to $655 $575 to $703 $655 to $801 $810 to $990 $888 to $1,086

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marion County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 552
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 414
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $30,668 ±$2,602
Median Rent $612 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.38% ± 8.48pp
Total Population 26,109

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 26,109. There are 9,814 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 23.7% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $30,668 a year, or $2,556 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.

Area Median Income In Marion 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 Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Marion 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 Marion County

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

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City Served By
Columbia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Foxworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foxworth is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.