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South Mississippi Housing Authority has over fifty (50) years of experience in Affordable Housing management. The agency currently manages nine-hundred-thirty (930) RAD units in ten (10) counties of South Mississippi. SMHA also administers six-thousand-seven-hundred-seventy-three (6,773) Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) in fourteen (14) counties that provide rental assistance for families renting property owned by private landlords. In addition, the nonprofit instrumentality of the agency has developed eleven (11) mixed-finance developments including over one thousand (1,000) LIHTC units, seventy-six (76) new ACC PHA units, seventy-three (73) senior housing units since 2008, and manages three-hundred-twenty-one (321) non-ACC units.

In the last ten (10) years, the agency has invested more than $34 million on our housing stock, upgrading and making interior/exterior capital improvements and taking measures to become more energy efficient.

Serving South Mississippi for more than 50 years, SMHA has district offices in Gulfport, Moss Point, and Hattiesburg.

SMHA's staff is comprised of diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. We believe that a diverse staff creates an environment of understanding and awareness, which we recognize as essential to our delivering the best customer service to our residents.

Our Mission

South Mississippi Housing Authority is committed to providing superior housing services throughout South Mississippi, meeting lower-income households where they are and empowering them to transcend poverty.

Our Vision

South Mississippi Housing Authority will be a national leader in affordable housing, a development catalyst for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the region's most successful provider of meaningful and transformational supportive services.

Our Core Values

To continue our Mission and to achieve our Vision, South Mississippi Housing Authority has dutifully adopted the following core values:

  • Selfless Service
  • Meaningful Commitment to Equity & Equality
  • Holistic Approach to Service Delivery
  • Accountability to our Program Participants, Communities, and Ourselves