Housing Authorities in Harrison County, Mississippi

Find Harrison County, Mississippi housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.

There are 3 Housing Authorities in Harrison County, Mississippi, serving a population of 200,491 people in an area of 574 square miles. There is 1 Housing Authority per 66,830 people, and 1 Housing Authority per 191 square miles.

In Mississippi, Harrison County is ranked 48th of 82 counties in Housing Authorities per capita, and 2nd in Housing Authorities per square mile.


Biloxi Housing Authority 270 Covenant Square Drive Biloxi, MS

Long Beach Housing Authority 102 North Girard Avenue Long Beach, MS

Mississippi State Housing Authority 2909 26th Avenue Gulfport, MS

About Harrison County Housing Authorities

Harrison County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Harrison County, MS. Harrison County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Harrison County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Harrison County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Harrison County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)
Find Low Income Housing in Harrison County

Harrison County Housing Authorities can provide information about the Harrison County low income housing program including the application process, lottery and waitlist. You may contact the Harrison County Housing Department to learn about joining the waiting list and when they are accepting applications.

Department of Housing in Harrison County, MS

The single largest subsidized housing program in the country is the Federal Public Housing Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operating under the Federal Housing Act (FHA). The Public Housing Program provides safe, decent rental housing to eligible low-income residents in Harrison County, Mississippi. Housing Authorities receive operating subsidies and capital improvement funds from HUD to create, own, and manage Harrison County public housing developments for eligible residents. Eligible Harrison County residents pay below market rent for the housing, which is usually no more than 30% of their income.

Public Housing Program

A wide range of housing types may be offered through Harrison County public housing progams including high rise apartment buildings, townhomes, and single-family homes. HUD exercises a high degree of oversight, setting rules for public housing eligibility and creating standards and procedures for the Harrison County Housing Authority's management of public housing.

Harrison County Section 8 Housing

Harrison County Housing Departments also administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8 housing. Section 8 vouchers are used by recipients to rent apartments in participating privately owned rental units. The property owner receives market rate rent for the unit, but the tenant's rental payment is limited to no more than 30% to 40% of their income. The Harrison County Housing Authority pays the balance of the rent to the property owner.