July 4, 2020

Mississippi HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Mississippi Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Mississippi Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Mississippi HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Sandy says:

    When someone can’t afford something that normally means there are circumstances like not being able to pay bills in first place. So why isn’t there a way for those with poor credit scores to get help. They have to live on street? My daughter grosses $600 a month I calculate $180. for rent 30% your site states. Well why can’t this be taken right out of her check? If credit is a problem? She is really starting to give up on life. And I have specified to your state more than once but evidently no one cares anymore. Do you realize that you as public employees are responsible for these people. I work in same environment and I do understand this so I make sure I give them my all. Anything I can do and with a smile or compansion. You have neither or so it seems.

    Please please listen this time…my daughters e-mail is Crstephens87@yahoo.com please let her know you care….:)

    Her # is 228 547 1187…You will regain my faith in humanity…

    Thanks for listening..

  2. Sandy Smith says:

    I am a loan officer with Citizens National Bank in Hattiesburg MS 39402. I have a borrower who is in default on a loan which is occupied by a Section 8 rentor. I need to know the process to have the rental income sent to our bank rather than the current owner of the property in the event of foreclosure. The property is 130 Green Bay, Petal MS 39465, owner Bradley Joe Harper. Mr Harper has been notified of the pending foreclosure. Please reply by e-mail or call me at 601-264-8532.
    Sandy Smith
    VP Mortgage Lending
    Citizens National Bank
    Hattiesburg MS

  3. Monica Merrell says:

    Can I apply in any of the counties in my state or Do i have to wait for my county to start taking applications? I reside in Batesville, MS.

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