. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Sunflower, Mississippi - Affordable Housing Online

Parker Estates

110 Stockyard Street Ext
Sunflower, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
1 BR

Sunflower River Apartments CO Dp Property Managers Inc

Quiver St
Sunflower, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sunflower River Apartments

308 E Quiver St
Sunflower, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Porter Arms Apartments

310 Plantation Avenue Ext
Sunflower, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Pine Lane Apartments

506 N Martin Luther King Jr St
Sunflower, Mississippi
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There are 56 low-income apartments in Sunflower that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 84 low-income homes in Sunflower where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $301 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 30th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Sunflower, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sunflower, Mississippi

Sunflower features 84 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 Sunflower, Mississippi

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sunflower.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sunflower, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sunflower landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sunflower.

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

2023 Sunflower, 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
Sunflower, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $512 $582 $766 $932 $1,114
Sunflower, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $839 to $1,025 $1,003 to $1,225

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sunflower, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $22,981 ±$10,422
Median Rent $384 ±$229
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.84% ± 13.51pp
Total Population 1,047

Population and Household Demographics

Sunflower is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi with a population of 1,047. There are 365 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 42.19% of households in Sunflower are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sunflower

The median gross income for households in Sunflower is $22,981 a year, or $1,915 a month. The median rent for the city is $384 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sunflower, a household making less than $1,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Sunflower.

Area Median Income In Sunflower

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 Sunflower, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sunflower County.

In Sunflower, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,500

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 Sunflower

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 Sunflower

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sunflower AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sunflower AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sunflower AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,850 $39,800 $44,800 $49,750 $53,750 $57,750 $61,700 $65,700