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Richton Apartments Sun Belt Mgmt Co

600 Mulberry Ave
Richton, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Maplewood Apartments Century Mgmt Co

1062 Whitfield Rd
Richton, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Walley Rich Ritchie

342 Walnut Ave
Richton, Mississippi
Public Housing
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There are 32 low-income apartments in Richton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 93 low-income homes in Richton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $234 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Richton, 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
The Housing Authority of the City of Richton Public Housing
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 Richton.

Richton, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Richton, Mississippi

Richton features 93 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 Richton, Mississippi

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Richton, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Richton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Richton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richton, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $854 and $1,044.

2023 Richton, 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
Richton, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $660 $785 $949 $1,212 $1,343
Richton, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $594 to $726 $707 to $864 $854 to $1,044 $1,091 to $1,333 $1,209 to $1,477

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Richton, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 125
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 93
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $28,864 ±$6,157
Median Rent $506 ±$216
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.72% ± 27.49pp
Total Population 928

Population and Household Demographics

Richton is a city in Perry County, Mississippi with a population of 928. There are 330 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 28.48% of households in Richton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Richton

The median gross income for households in Richton is $28,864 a year, or $2,405 a month. The median rent for the city is $506 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richton, a household making less than $1,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Richton.

Area Median Income In Richton

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 Richton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Perry County.

In Richton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Richton

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 Richton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250