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Affordable Housing In Wayne County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Fieldcrest Apartments

135 Russell Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi

Lake Manor Apartments

239 Ramey Ln
Waynesboro, Mississippi

Magnolia Trace Apartments

231 Ramey Ln
Waynesboro, Mississippi

Waynesboro Apartments

601 Gray St
Waynesboro, Mississippi


1069 Wayne St
Waynesboro, Mississippi
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Housing Authorities that serve Wayne 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 Wayne County, Mississippi

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 250 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Mississippi

Wayne County features 158 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 Wayne County, Mississippi

There are 92 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wayne County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Wayne County.

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

2020 Wayne 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 $840 $915
Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $468 to $572 $591 to $723 $756 to $924 $824 to $1,007

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wayne County, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 250
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.93
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $32,557 ±$3,328
Median Rent $508 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.82% ± 12.21pp
Total Population 20,564

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a county in Mississippi with a population of 20,564. There are 7,630 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 14.98% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $32,557 a year, or $2,713 a month. The median rent for the county is $508 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $1,693 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,800

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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 $29,100 $31,250 $33,400 $35,550
50% of Median $18,850 $21,550 $24,250 $26,900 $29,100 $31,250 $33,400 $35,550
80% of Median $30,150 $34,450 $38,750 $43,050 $46,500 $49,950 $53,400 $56,850

Cities In Wayne County

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City Served By
Buckatunna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckatunna is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Clara The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clara is the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.
Waynesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waynesboro are the The Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII.