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Rent assistance in Jackson Mississippi area.

Find where and how to get rent help as well as section 8 housing or grants to pay security deposits. There is financial aid for low-income families in Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi. A number of charities, churches or government agencies offer emergency rental assistance, housing resources or security deposit help. Low income renters, seniors, disabled or single moms, among others, can get help.

Call or stop by a church, non-profit, or government organization below. Get help with paying for a security deposit, first months rent, free legal aid or funds to assist with possibly moving costs in the Jackson MS region. Or if find safe and affordable low income housing, apartments or homes, including income based units. The agencies may be able to help with that as well.

Thousands of Hinds County Mississippi families receive some form of financial assistance for their housing needs every year. The funds can go a long way towards reducing homelessness in the community. Many of those who receive assistance, such as government hardship grants, do so for the first time. 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., Jackson, Mississippi 39201, call (601) 949-1900

Community Services Division (CSD) - Runs the federal government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program for Hinds County. This 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. The location is Jackson, MS 39205. Dial (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




South Central Community Action Agency also supports Hinds County. Call (601) 407-5473. There are grant programs that can help with housing, rent, utilities or mortgages. There are also resources for seniors, disabled, and single parent tenants. Or get other social financial help for renters to try to stop evictions. The address is 168 W Center St, Canton, MS 39046.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI has an address of 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, including emergency section 8, 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. They focus on affordable housing in the city itself. Phone: (601) 362-0885

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) 352-7125

SVDP of Hinds County is the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conference. Various parishes and churches help the poor, low income, and less fortunate. Free furniture, emergency financial help for rent or bills, homeless shelters, and other social services may be arranged. More on SVDP Hinds County.

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





The Good Samaritan Center provides referrals only as well as other basic needs. As far as rental assistance, the agency tries to direct tenant as well as low-income families to resources in Hinds County, the state, or federal government. The charity is at 114 Millsaps Ave., Jackson, MS 39202, or dial 601-355-627 for referrals to rent and housing.

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 grants 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.

Low cost housing or apartments in Jackson Mississippi region

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. The units are in the county, but the main office is at 550 Houston Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-353-0061





Gateway Rescue Mission has emergency shelters, transitional and short term housing programs as well as 328 S Gallatin St, Jackson, Mississippi 39203. Call (601) 353-5864

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

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