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

Moorhead Manor Apartments

305 Sunflower St
Moorhead, Mississippi
S. 223
Income Based
1-31 BR

Bayou Apartments

404 Spruce St
Moorhead, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Pine Circle Gardens

1419 W Pine Circle St
Moorhead, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Eastmoor Estates

Eastmoor Subdivision
Moorhead, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
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There are 98 low-income apartments in Moorhead that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 106 low-income homes in Moorhead where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $285 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Moorhead, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Moorhead, Mississippi

Moorhead features 106 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 Moorhead, Mississippi

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Moorhead.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moorhead, Mississippi

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

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

2023 Moorhead, 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
Moorhead, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $512 $582 $766 $932 $1,114
Moorhead, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $839 to $1,025 $1,003 to $1,225

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Moorhead, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 204
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 106
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $19,286 ±$2,752
Median Rent $496 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.07% ± 11.38pp
Total Population 1,975

Population and Household Demographics

Moorhead is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi with a population of 1,975. There are 618 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 45.31% of households in Moorhead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moorhead

The median gross income for households in Moorhead is $19,286 a year, or $1,607 a month. The median rent for the city is $496 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moorhead, a household making less than $1,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Moorhead.

Area Median Income In Moorhead

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 Moorhead, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sunflower County.

In Moorhead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,500

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 Moorhead

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 Moorhead

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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