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Rienzi, Mississippi
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Rienzi, Mississippi
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There are 20 low-income apartments in Rienzi that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 107 low-income homes in Rienzi where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

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

Rienzi, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Rienzi, Mississippi

Rienzi features 107 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 Rienzi, Mississippi

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rienzi.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rienzi, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rienzi landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rienzi.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rienzi, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2023 Rienzi, 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
Rienzi, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $578 $582 $766 $1,083 $1,155
Rienzi, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $975 to $1,191 $1,040 to $1,271

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rienzi, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 127
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 107
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.87
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $27,813 ±$13,954
Median Rent $586 ±$155
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.83% ± 80.46pp
Total Population 343

Population and Household Demographics

Rienzi is a city in Alcorn County, Mississippi with a population of 343. There are 175 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 13.14% of households in Rienzi are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rienzi

The median gross income for households in Rienzi is $27,813 a year, or $2,318 a month. The median rent for the city is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rienzi, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Rienzi.

Area Median Income In Rienzi

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 Rienzi, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alcorn County.

In Rienzi, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Rienzi

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 Rienzi

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rienzi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rienzi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $31,350 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rienzi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,150 $40,150 $45,150 $50,150 $54,200 $58,200 $62,200 $66,200