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Affordable Housing In Pearl River County
Mississippi

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pearl River County

Picayune Voa Senior Housing, Inc

Mitchell St
Picayune, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bridgeway Apartments, Phase II

503 Seal St
Picayune, Mississippi
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Grande Oaks Apartments

715 S Haugh Ave
Picayune, Mississippi

Mae Williams George Weems

1501 Sixth Ave
Picayune, Mississippi

Nicholson Arms Apartments Southern Mgmt Group Inc

3199 Jackson Landing
Nicholson, Mississippi
Subsidized

Picayune Apartments

Kingsway Dr
Picayune, Mississippi

Elmwood Manor Apartments

3000 Wildwood Rd
Picayune, Mississippi
Subsidized

Blue Spruce Apartments

2801 Cooper Rd
Picayune, Mississippi
Subsidized

Colonial Apartments Intervest Corp

500 Highway 11 S
Poplarville, Mississippi
Subsidized

Cedarstone Apartments

322 Jacobs Rd
Poplarville, Mississippi
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Pearl River County

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 Pearl River County, Mississippi

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 914 affordable apartments for rent in Pearl River County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Pearl River County, Mississippi

Pearl River County features 594 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 Pearl River County, Mississippi

There are 320 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pearl River County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pearl River County, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pearl River County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $691 and $845.

2020 Pearl River 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
Fair Market Rent $575 $583 $768 $986 $1,346
Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $525 to $641 $691 to $845 $887 to $1,085 $1,211 to $1,481

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pearl River County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 914
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 594
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $40,976 ±$1,830
Median Rent $787 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.73% ± 5.27pp
Total Population 55,196

Population and Household Demographics

Pearl River County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 55,196. There are 20,606 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 23.76% of households in Pearl River County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pearl River County

The median gross income for households in Pearl River County is $40,976 a year, or $3,415 a month. The median rent for the county is $787 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pearl River County, a household making less than $2,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Pearl River County.

Area Median Income In Pearl River 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 Pearl River County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 Pearl River 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 Pearl River County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
50% of Median $21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% of Median $33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700

Cities In Pearl River County

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City Served By
Hide A Way Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hide A Way Lake is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Hide-A-Way Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hide-A-Way Lake is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Nicholson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nicholson is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Picayune The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Picayune are the The Housing Authority of the City of Picayune and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Poplarville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poplarville is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.