Affordable Housing In Perry County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perry County
Housing Authorities that serve Perry County
|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 Perry County, Mississippi
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 219 affordable apartments for rent in Perry County, Mississippi.
Income Based Apartments in Perry County, Mississippi
Perry County features 167 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 Perry County, Mississippi
There are 52 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perry County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Perry County, Mississippi
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Perry County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Perry County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Perry County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.
2020 Perry 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||$538||$680||$825||$1,069||$1,195|
|Payment Standard Range||$484 to $592||$612 to $748||$743 to $908||$962 to $1,176||$1,076 to $1,315|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Perry County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||219|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||167|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||14.25%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.21|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Median Household Income||$34,045 ±$4,164|
|Median Rent||$553 ±$70|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||27.96% ± 9.85pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Perry County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 12,187. There are 4,392 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 14.25% of households in Perry County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Perry County
The median gross income for households in Perry County is $34,045 a year, or $2,837 a month. The median rent for the county is $553 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Perry County, a household making less than $1,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Perry County.
Area Median Income In Perry 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 Perry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600
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 Perry 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 Perry County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,200||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$38,850||$41,350|
|50% of Median||$21,950||$25,050||$28,200||$31,300||$33,850||$36,350||$38,850||$41,350|
|80% of Median||$35,100||$40,100||$45,100||$50,100||$54,150||$58,150||$62,150||$66,150|
Cities In Perry County
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|Beaumont||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaumont is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|New Augusta||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Augusta is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|
|Richton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richton are the The Housing Authority of the City of Richton and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.|