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Affordable Housing In Rawls Springs
Forrest County, Mississippi

Housing Authorities that serve Rawls Springs

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 Rawls Springs, Mississippi

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Rawls Springs, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Rawls Springs, Mississippi

Rawls Springs features 0 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 Rawls Springs, Mississippi

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rawls Springs, Mississippi

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rawls Springs, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.

2020 Rawls Springs, 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.

Rawls Springs, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.49%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $848 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.02% ± 23.33pp
Total Population 1,214

Population and Household Demographics

Rawls Springs is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi with a population of 1,214. There are 458 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 53.49% of households in Rawls Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rawls Springs

The median gross income for households in Rawls Springs is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $848 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rawls Springs, a household making less than $2,827 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Rawls Springs.

Area Median Income In Rawls Springs

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 Rawls Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Forrest County.

In Rawls Springs, 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 Rawls Springs

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 Rawls Springs

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