Mississippi Housing Resources

Mississippi Home Corporation

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If you are a Mississippi renter who has not been able to make rent payments due to COVID-19, you may qualify for the Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP)

Jackson Housing Authority

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The mission of JHA is to be a leader in our community in providing quality and affordable housing, while maintaining a safe environment, supported by programs and services to encourage economic improvement, personal empowerment and homeownership.

Mississippi Housing Partnership

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Mississippi Housing Partnership (MHP) is a private 501(c)3, non-profit housing organization, committed to creating a Mississippi where every family has access to safe, decent and affordable housing.

U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development

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HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. 

Documents you may need when applying:

 

All applicants:

1. Valid ID (e.g., driver’s license, state ID card, passport)

2. Lease (current, executed, and with dates, rent amount and address) and any extensions. If current, written lease is not available, then bring utility bill for residence and documentation showing that rent has been paid (bank or credit card statements, check stubs, etc.).

3. Landlord’s contact information (preferably e-mail address)

4. Proof you are at risk of homelessness or housing instability:

• Past due or eviction notice from landlord;

• Proof of medical bills preventing payment of rent or utilities; or

• Proof of reliance on credit cards or payday lenders for household necessities.

*NOTE: If you do not have any of these documents but are at risk of homelessness or housing instability, we will have a form you can complete.

 

Additional document for applicants who are unemployed or receiving other state benefits:

1.       Unemployment benefits documentation: For any member of the household who has qualified for unemployment benefits, documentation from MDES or other state unemployment agency.

2.       Determination/benefits letter from TANF, WIC, SSI, SNAP, Medicaid or Head Start.

Additional documents for those needing utility assistance:

      1. Most recent utility bill(s)

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Rental Assistance Programs:

Back Bay Mission

1012 Division Street, P.O. Box 509
Biloxi, MS 39533-0509
Phone: (228) 432-0301

Multi-County Community Service Agency
2900 St. Paul Street, P.O. Box 905, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: (601) 483-4838

           1-800-898-0659

Salvation Army
The Jackson Corps Administrative Building
Administration & Social Services
110 Presto Lane, Jackson MS 39206
Phone: (601) 982-4881
FAX: (601) 982-4689

Center of Hope Shelter
Homeless Shelter & The Learning Center
110 Presto Lane, Jackson MS 39206
Phone: (601) 982-1828
 

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
State of Mississippi – Mississippi Home Corporation
Faye McCall, Mississippi Home Corporation
735 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 718-4668
https://www.mshomecorp.com/ 

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Primus Wheeler, Executive Director
Jackson Medical Mall Foundation
350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: (601) 982-8467

Community-Based Hotlines for Tenants:

 

MS Tenant Emergency Support and Power Building Hotline: 662-441-3568

Mississippi Center for Justice Eviction

Hotline: 228-702-9983

University of Mississippi Housing

Law Clinic: 662-915-3493