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Escatawpa Village Apartments

8603 Highway 613
Moss Point, Mississippi
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S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Moss Point that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 64 low-income homes in Moss Point where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $280 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 29th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Moss Point, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Moss Point.

Moss Point, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Moss Point, Mississippi

Moss Point features 64 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 Moss Point, Mississippi

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moss Point, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Moss Point, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $997.

2023 Moss Point, 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
Moss Point, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $649 $793 $906 $1,213 $1,543
Moss Point, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $714 to $872 $815 to $997 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,389 to $1,697

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Moss Point, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $34,831 ±$2,688
Median Rent $774 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.7% ± 8.82pp
Total Population 13,685

Population and Household Demographics

Moss Point is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi with a population of 13,685. There are 5,208 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 32.72% of households in Moss Point are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moss Point

The median gross income for households in Moss Point is $34,831 a year, or $2,903 a month. The median rent for the city is $774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moss Point, a household making less than $2,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Moss Point.

Area Median Income In Moss Point

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 Moss Point, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Moss Point, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,300

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 Moss Point

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 Moss Point

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moss Point AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,350 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Moss Point AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Moss Point AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,550 $49,800 $56,000 $62,200 $67,200 $72,200 $77,150 $82,150