Tupelo, Mississippi Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,264 income based apartments in Tupelo where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 867 affordable apartments in Tupelo that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Tupelo, Mississippi

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Tupelo. Go to the Mississippi Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Tupelo.

Ashbury Court

108 Ashbury Ct
Tupelo, Mississippi
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hancock Estates

1408 Ida St
Tupelo, Mississippi
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Affordable

King Pines

2050 Kenmer Ln
Tupelo, Mississippi
$313-770
3 BR
Affordable

Hilldale Apartments

320 Monument Dr
Tupelo, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Nathaniel Place/ Barley Court Apartments

840 Barley Ct
Tupelo, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

South Park Manor Apartments

2003 S Green St
Tupelo, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Tall Oaks East and West

32500 Telegraph Rd
Tupelo, Mississippi
$560
3 BR
Affordable

Verona Estates

119 Lakeland Drive
Tupelo, Mississippi
Affordable

Haven Rentals

3465 Willie Moore Rd
Tupelo, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Gateway West Apartments ( Dba Oak Creek Apartments

508 Lumpkin Ave
Tupelo, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Tupelo

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Tupelo, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Authority of the City of Tupelo Public Housing
Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Tupelo.

Tupelo, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo features 1,264 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 Tupelo, Mississippi

There are 867 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tupelo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tupelo, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tupelo landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Tupelo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tupelo, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $802 and $980.

2023 Tupelo, 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
Tupelo, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $722 $727 $891 $1,134 $1,347
Tupelo, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $654 to $800 $802 to $980 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,212 to $1,482

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tupelo, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 2,131
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $41,487 ±$1,904
Median Rent $703 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.03% ± 6.78pp
Total Population 35,561

Population and Household Demographics

Tupelo is a city in Lee County, Mississippi with a population of 35,561. There are 13,494 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 39.39% of households in Tupelo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tupelo

The median gross income for households in Tupelo is $41,487 a year, or $3,457 a month. The median rent for the city is $703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tupelo, a household making less than $2,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Tupelo.

Area Median Income In Tupelo

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 Tupelo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.

In Tupelo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Tupelo

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 Tupelo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tupelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,650 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,300 $42,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tupelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tupelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650