|Public Housing Programs|
|Monday, 07 March 2011 11:11|
The City of Vicksburg Planning Department makes referrals to various programs that provide public housing to the citizens of the City of Vicksburg and Warren County. These programs are made possible through grants and funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There are different requirements to qualify for each public housing program. In general, public housing and public-assisted housing is available to low income residents and senior or disabled citizens.
There is a number of different public housing communities located throughout the City of Vicksburg which are managed through the local housing authority (Vicksburg Housing Authority, 131 Elizabeth Circle, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183, (601) 638-1661. Some are geared to senior citizens, while others are designed for families and children. Units are available in one, two, three, four and five bedrooms. Units for the elderly include all utilities except for garbage pickup. Amenities include full kitchens, hard wired smoke detectors, central heat and air, some organized recreational activities for children, emergency maintenance up until 9:00 p.m., and a washer and dryer hookup in all units.
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. VI, located at 2180 Terry Road, P. O. Box 8746, Jackson, Mississippi 39284-8746 also provides government-assisted housing in Warren County. This program is commonly referred to as the Section 8 program. Under this program, you choose your own place to live. You may either stay where you're currently living or you may move anywhere in the area, provided that the unit meets housing quality standards and rent limits and that you receive agreement from the property landlord. If these conditions are met, citizens in this program have a set portion of their monthly rent paid directly to the landlord by the regional housing authority. For more information on public housing in Warren County, or to find out if you qualify, call their office at (601) 373-7040, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 07:51|