Rent assistance in Jackson Mississippi area.

Families who are faced with an eviction in Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi and who need emergency rental assistance can call or stop by a church, non-profit, or government organization below. Get help with paying for your security deposit, first months rent, or possibly even moving costs. Or if you need to find safe and affordable low income housing, apartments or homes, the agencies may be able to help with that as well.

Thousands of Hinds County Mississippi families receive some form of financial assistance every year. The funds can go a long way towards reducing homelessness in the community. Many of those who receive assistance do so for the first time as a result of the weak economy. Do not hesitate to call an organization listed below for low income housing or rental assistance.

First Baptist Church of Jackson - Offers a resource known as the Metro Assistance Ministry. It offers qualified individuals with a number of assistance programs, including emergency rent help, utilities, and housing counseling. 431 North State St. Mailing: P.O. Box 250, Jackson, Mississippi 39201, call 601-949-1924

Lutheran Episcopal Services In Mississippi - Regardless of your income, may have emergency funds for paying rent, security deposits, and offers vouchers for hotels or motels. Various housing and financial assistance and grant programs are administered. 2 Old River Place Suite E., Jackson, Mississippi 39202, (601) 352-7441

Madonna Manor Apartments - This location offers low-cost affordable and safe housing for seniors ages 62 and older. The maximum amount of rent they will need to pay is limited to 30% of their total household income. Call for more information. 550 Houston Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-353-0061





Community Services Division (CSD) - Runs the federal government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program for Hinds County. This was created from stimulus funds, and can provide funds for moving costs, deposits, first months rent, energy bills, and even credit and housing counseling. Some participants will be issued an interest deferred loan to pay those rental expenses. The goal is to help people faced with an eviction in order to stop homelessness in the community. Jackson, MS 39205, (601)359-6676

MS State Department of Health - Division of STD/HIV - A program known as HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS), provides emergency rental assistance and grants to patients (and their families) who are HIV positive or who have AIDs. A number of resources and information is made available. 570 E. Woodrow Wilson PO Box 1700, Osbourne Building, Room 350, Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700, call 601-576-7723

Azalea Christian Manor Apartments - A sliding scale sets rent based on income. The center offers apartments for individuals with mobility impairment, and the applicant must be 18 years old and older. 439 W. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39206, phone 601-366-0723





Jackson Run Retirement Community - Runs apartments for individuals age 62 years and older and senior citizens. A sliding fee scale rent based on income is in place. 5620 Shaw Road, Jackson, MS 39209, 601-923-3200

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI
Address - 2180 Terry Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Call (601) 373-7040
The regional section 8 housing authority agency. Rent subsidized apartments, public housing, and other resources are for the low income. The HUD rental vouchers can also be used to pay for a mortgage. Another option is the Jackson Housing Authority (PHA), which is based at 2747 Livingston Rd, Jackson, MS 39213. Phone: (601) 362-0885

Madonna Manor Apartments for Seniors - Another organization for low-cost affordable housing for seniors ages 62 and older. Rent is 30% of income. 550 Houston Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-353-0061

Episcopal Aids Committee - A local charity organization for AIDs patients. HindsPost Office Box 55803
Jackson, Mississippi 39296, phone (601) 713-0540

Jackson Mississippi Office of Housing and Community Development - Local government organization to call for low income housing or rent assistance. Jackson, Mississippi - 39201, (601) 960-2155.

PTEH is a regional non-profit agency. They offer a variety of eviction prevention programs, rehousing solutions, grants to pay rent or utility bills, free motel vouchers and more. Tenants, the homelessness, and struggling low to moderate income families may all get loans or grnats to help pay rent or deposits. More on PTEH housing assistance.

Clinton Community Christian Corp is only for residents of the school district. Some emergency financial aid, loans for paying rent, or other support is provided to families with a crisis. (601) 924-9436

Salvation Army of Jackson Mississippi is located at 110 Presto Lane Jackson. Call 601-982-4881. They operate a Hope shelter. Based on the availability of government grants, there may be funds to pay for a partial security deposit or rent payment, including for senior citizens. Other short term housing can be available from referrals and case management.





Central Southwest Mississippi Legal Services provides free legal representation, aid, and advice to low income families. The pro-bono firm in Jackson can help Hind County families with eviction defense, unsafe housing, and offer referrals as well to homeless assistance programs. Telephone - (601) 948-6752.


By Jon McNamara

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