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Rental assistance Harrison County Mississippi.

Harrison County families can turn to charities or churches for rent payment help or government agencies for programs such as section 8 HUD vouchers. The goal of the various organizations is to prevent evictions and homelessness in the community. For those that need a place to live, there are also security deposit assistance programs and affordable, no wait list housing. Find rental assistance near you in Harrison County MS as well as Biloxi and Gulfport.

The homeless or low-income can also seek transitional housing or funds for paying a security deposit in the Biloxi area or first first months rent. Any type of immediate financial help is combined with case management. In order to receive a grant for paying housing costs, the applicant will normally need to prove they can sustain their future rent and utility costs on their own. Other criteria include some of the following.

  • The Harrison County family needs proof of residency and income.
  • Any emergency rent help is one time only.
  • Other solutions include free lawyers for tenants in Harrison County MS and legal aid to mediate a dispute, no interest loans for the expense, or rehousing for the homeless.
  • Senior citizens, the disabled, single parents, and tenants with an income often take priority.
  • People with past evictions that need a second-chance will be able to rent from a private landlord, and locate 2nd chance apartments near you.

Places that offer help with rent in Biloxi, Gulfport and the county

Gulf Coast Community Action Agency
Address is 500 24th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507. Call (888) 603-4222 or (228) 896-1409
Referrals may be available to programs such as Emergency Solution Grants (which can assist with back rent), legal support, job placement, LIHEAP, loans from credit unions, and security deposit assistance.

Catholic Social And Community Services Biloxi
Location is 1790 Popp's Ferry Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532. Main Phone: (228) 701-0555
Homeless prevention in Harrison County is focused on pregnant women and single parents. There may be emergency rental assistance, applications to energy bill programs, and placement into an emergency homeless shelter. Other support may also be provided by the charity.

Housing Authorities in Harrison County MS
There are several locations. They help with HUD section 8 housing applications as well as rent subsidized homes. There is usually a waiting list, but some emergency section 8 HCV vouchers may be provided to senior citizens, women facing DV, or veterans.




  • Long Beach Housing Authority MS - Address is 102 N Girard Avenue, Long Beach, MS 39560. Phone number is (228)-863-8256. Applications for section 8 housing vouchers may be provided to local residents, when the program is open for enrollment.
  • Biloxi Housing Authority - Address is 330 Benachi Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530. Main phone - (228)-374-7771. Very low income families in the city can apply for section 8. The public housing authority (PHA) can also arrange for low income apartments in Harrison County. While there is a waiting list for this income based rental units, there is an emergency section 8 HUD voucher option.
  • Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII - 10430 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. Call (228)831-2992. When funding allows, HUD section 8 may be open. This federal program can help subsidize rent costs. It also helps seniors and offer supportive housing. Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) as well as home buying programs are also run.

Open Doors Homeless Coalition
11975 Seaway Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503. Phone - (228) 604-2048
Homeless prevention and rehousing is available. This ranges from legal support to transitional housing or help for moving costs or deposits.

St. Vincent
Biloxi, MS 39535. Dial 228-388-1837 for information.
On occasion, there may be grants for rent, water bills, or utility costs. The office is only open limited hours, with help for homeless people too. SVDP works to offer immediate help for housing and bills to Harrison County residents, as funding allows.
There may be funds for energy bills to rent and more.

  • Saint James Catholic Church is another SVDP for people in 39507 only. There is hardship funds to help pay rent, light bill assistance, and homeless prevention. This charity is at 366 Cowan Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507. Call (228) 896-6059

Back Bay Mission
Location is 1016 Division Street, Biloxi, Mississippi 39533. Dial 228-432-0301
Limited assistance for paying rent may be issued in the form of a loan. There is also help for paying gas bills, storage costs, and other expenses. Proof of income and case management is needed when seeking rental assistance. Find more details on Back Bay Mission in Biloxi.





The Salvation Army Harrison County MS and Gulf Coast
Community center in Biloxi, Mississippi
Address: 575 Division St, Biloxi, MS 39530. Phone: (228) 207-1218
A number of assistance programs are offered for the low-income, tenants and people in need. There is financial help with rent for people with an eviction, furniture vouchers for an apartment, utility help, and more. Money to help pay back rent in limited.

Hancock Resource Center
Rent and rehousing is for veterans from 454 US-90, Waveland, MS 39576. Main phone: (228) 463-8887
The federal government SSVF program help veterans, their families and even active duty service members. There is money for rent, free motel vouchers, low-cost apartments and other emergency or long term help.

Legal Aid Society of Harrison County
The center address for free lawyer consultation is 520 E. Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39502. Call 228-896-9148
(228) 436-0586
Lawyers and paralegals ensure fair and safe housing. They may offer free eviction help and other advice.

South Mississippi Aids Task Force - Augusta House (SMATF)
2756 Fernwood Road, Biloxi, Mississippi 39535. Phone - 228-207-0801
Clients need to have HIV/AIDS. They offer transitional housing and other support.


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