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

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Lake Manor Apartments

239 Ramey Ln
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Fieldcrest Apartments

135 Russell Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi

Magnolia Trace Apartments

231 Ramey Ln
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Waynesboro Apartments

601 Gray St
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural


1069 Wayne St
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Public Housing
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There are 92 low-income apartments in Waynesboro that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 158 low-income homes in Waynesboro where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $231 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waynesboro, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro Public Housing
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Waynesboro.

Waynesboro, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waynesboro, Mississippi

Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro, Mississippi

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waynesboro, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waynesboro landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Waynesboro.

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

2023 Waynesboro, 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
Waynesboro, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $608 $611 $766 $932 $1,041
Waynesboro, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $547 to $669 $550 to $672 $689 to $843 $839 to $1,025 $937 to $1,145

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waynesboro, 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 37.03%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $19,436 ±$5,646
Median Rent $518 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.73% ± 16.88pp
Total Population 4,974

Population and Household Demographics

Waynesboro is a city in Wayne County, Mississippi with a population of 4,974. There are 1,793 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 37.03% of households in Waynesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waynesboro

The median gross income for households in Waynesboro is $19,436 a year, or $1,620 a month. The median rent for the city is $518 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waynesboro, a household making less than $1,727 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Waynesboro.

Area Median Income In Waynesboro

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 Waynesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Waynesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,000

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 Waynesboro

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 Waynesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,400 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,700 $31,850 $34,400 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waynesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300