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Westover Apartments

Robert Charles Dr
Monticello, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Monticello that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 48 low-income homes in Monticello where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $253 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Monticello, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Monticello, Mississippi

Monticello features 48 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 Monticello, Mississippi

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monticello.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monticello, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monticello landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Monticello.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monticello, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.

2023 Monticello, 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
Monticello, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $622 $626 $824 $1,003 $1,120
Monticello, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $560 to $684 $563 to $689 $742 to $906 $903 to $1,103 $1,008 to $1,232

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monticello, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $25,119 ±$5,084
Median Rent $476 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.38% ± 13.46pp
Total Population 1,559

Population and Household Demographics

Monticello is a city in Lawrence County, Mississippi with a population of 1,559. There are 630 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 41.11% of households in Monticello are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monticello

The median gross income for households in Monticello is $25,119 a year, or $2,093 a month. The median rent for the city is $476 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monticello, a household making less than $1,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Monticello.

Area Median Income In Monticello

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 Monticello, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lawrence County.

In Monticello, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Monticello

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 Monticello

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monticello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monticello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monticello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800