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Hawthorne Apartments

208 Gregg St
Morton, Mississippi

Riverdale Apartments

3407 Highway 80
Morton, Mississippi
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There are 32 low-income apartments in Morton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Morton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $243 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.

Morton, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Morton, Mississippi

Morton features 24 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 Morton, Mississippi

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morton, Mississippi

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

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

2023 Morton, 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
Morton, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $643 $656 $766 $966 $1,247
Morton, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $579 to $707 $590 to $722 $689 to $843 $869 to $1,063 $1,122 to $1,372

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Morton, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 56
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.25%
Average Renter Household Size 3.02
Average Household Size 3.03
Median Household Income $29,598 ±$4,366
Median Rent $578 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.53% ± 14.43pp
Total Population 3,456

Population and Household Demographics

Morton is a city in Scott County, Mississippi with a population of 3,456. There are 1,095 households in the city with an average household size of 3.03 persons. 34.25% of households in Morton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morton

The median gross income for households in Morton is $29,598 a year, or $2,467 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morton, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Morton.

Area Median Income In Morton

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 Morton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Morton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,000

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 Morton

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 Morton

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