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Affordable Housing In Stone County
Mississippi

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stone County

Deerfield Apartments

715 W Miles Ave
Wiggins, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Fairview Manor Apartments

430 Park St
Wiggins, Mississippi
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bayou La Batre Voa Housing

Hwy 49
Wiggins, Mississippi
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wiggins Apartments D and J Dev Inc

543 McGregor St S
Wiggins, Mississippi
Subsidized

Wiggins Estates

Hope Ave And Swann St
Wiggins, Mississippi

Auburn Place

611 Auburn St
Wiggins, Mississippi
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Housing Authorities that serve Stone County

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 Stone County, Mississippi

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 141 affordable apartments for rent in Stone County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Stone County, Mississippi

Stone County features 99 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 Stone County, Mississippi

There are 42 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stone County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stone County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stone County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Stone County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stone County, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $591 and $723.

2020 Stone 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 $492 $520 $657 $897 $900
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $468 to $572 $591 to $723 $807 to $987 $810 to $990

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Stone County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 141
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 99
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.56%
Average Renter Household Size 3.14
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $45,025 ±$4,494
Median Rent $734 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.53% ± 9.58pp
Total Population 17,978

Population and Household Demographics

Stone County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 17,978. There are 5,764 households in the county with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 20.56% of households in Stone County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stone County

The median gross income for households in Stone County is $45,025 a year, or $3,752 a month. The median rent for the county is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stone County, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Stone County.

Area Median Income In Stone 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 Stone County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Stone 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 Stone County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,500 $31,900 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
80% of Median $33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350

Cities In Stone County

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City Served By
Wiggins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wiggins is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.