Affordable Housing In Wiggins
Stone County, Mississippi

Affordable Housing programs support 99 income based apartments in Wiggins where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 42 affordable apartments in Wiggins that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wiggins, Mississippi

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

Deerfield Apartments

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

Fairview Manor Apartments

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

Bayou La Batre Voa Housing

Hwy 49
Wiggins, Mississippi
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wiggins Apartments D and J Dev Inc

543 McGregor St S
Wiggins, Mississippi
Rent Assisted

Wiggins Estates

Hope Ave And Swann St
Wiggins, Mississippi

Auburn Place

611 Auburn St
Wiggins, Mississippi
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Wiggins, 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
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 Wiggins.

Wiggins, Mississippi Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wiggins, Mississippi

Wiggins 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 Wiggins, Mississippi

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wiggins, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wiggins landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wiggins.

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

2023 Wiggins, 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
Wiggins, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $567 $582 $766 $1,088 $1,155
Wiggins, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $510 to $624 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $979 to $1,197 $1,040 to $1,271

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wiggins, 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 53.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $41,094 ±$944
Median Rent $742 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.98% ± 14.96pp
Total Population 4,487

Population and Household Demographics

Wiggins is a city in Stone County, Mississippi with a population of 4,487. There are 1,323 households in the city with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 53.89% of households in Wiggins are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wiggins

The median gross income for households in Wiggins is $41,094 a year, or $3,425 a month. The median rent for the city is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wiggins, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Wiggins.

Area Median Income In Wiggins

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 Wiggins, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stone County.

In Wiggins, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Wiggins

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 Wiggins

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wiggins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wiggins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wiggins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050