Affordable Housing In Perry County
Mississippi

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perry County

Rainer Villa

Mulberry Ln
New Augusta, Mississippi

Rainer Villa Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

102 Rainbow Ln
New Augusta, Mississippi
Subsidized

Beaumont Elderly J and a Mgmt

510 Baylis St
Beaumont, Mississippi
Subsidized

Richton Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

600 Mulberry Ave
Richton, Mississippi
Subsidized

Walley Rich Ritchie

342 Walnut Ave
Richton, Mississippi

Maplewood Apartments Century Mgmt Co

1062 Whitfield Rd
Richton, Mississippi

Pinewood Estates

25 Mulberry Lane
New Augusta, Mississippi
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Perry County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Perry County, Mississippi

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 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 $781 and $955.

2022 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
Perry County, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $577 $723 $868 $1,124 $1,272
Perry County, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $519 to $635 $651 to $795 $781 to $955 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,145 to $1,399

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
Total Population 12,187

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 $62,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Perry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Perry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Perry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350

Cities In Perry County

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City Served By
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.