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Biloxi Housing Authority

Our Vision is to enhance lives by creating strong communities, empowering residents, and building partnerships.

Our Mission is to develop, support and sustain, safe quality affordable housing communities, and to encourage self-sufficiency.

From the Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff of the Biloxi Housing Authority, and the Biloxi Community Development Corporation, we welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our programs.

Since May 26, 1939, the Biloxi Housing Authority has been proud to be the premier provider of affordable housing for citizens of the City of Biloxi, Mississippi.  Our Mission is to develop, support and sustain, safe quality affordable housing communities, and to encourage self-sufficiency.  We continue to strive to meet this mission every day. 

We provide housing to 1,743 families in the City of Biloxi, through a variety of affordable housing programs, including:

  • Community Based Assistance (Rental Assistance Demonstration Program – (RAD) Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers)
  • Tenant Based Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Units
  • Affordable Market Rate Units

In addition, through the development and acquisition of over 800 affordable housing units in response to the housing lost to Hurricane Katrina, and through our partnerships with other service providers, we provide a variety of services on our sites to our residents.  Some of these include an Early Head-Start facility, a Computer Lab, a free Health Clinic, an Assisted Living Facility at Seashore Oaks and an Adult Day Care Center, as well as referrals to many partner community agencies who offer a wide variety of services to our clients.

We hope that the features and tools on our updated website will be helpful to you in your search for safe and affordable housing in the City of Biloxi.

Helen C. Werby
Executive Director

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We would like to share some very important information with you concerning the NAHRO Housing  America  Campaign  competition “What Home Means To Me” poster contest. The  poster contest  is held each  year for children residing in affordable housing and community  developments  owned  or administered by NAHRO member agencies. It is  a  collaborative  effort of  NAHRO’s chapter/state, regional, and national organizations. National honorees are selected from chapter/state-level winning entries.

Elementary: K to 5th grade
Middle: 6th to 8th grade
High: 9th to 12th grade

The State Association holds a poster contest submitted by local Housing Authorities like ours and selects a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each category. The winning posters from the Biloxi Housing Authority are submitted to compete in the regional competition where three winners are selected (one from each category). The regional winners posters are submitted to  NAHRO for the national contest where 13 national winners will be selected.

The grand prize cover winner will also receive an iPad and a framed copy of their original artwork. The cover winner and one legal guardian will also receive a tour of Capitol Hill and attend NAHRO’s Washington Conference in Washington, D.C. where he or she will be honored. The 13 national winners will each receive a $100 Visa gift card.

The Biloxi Housing Authority will provide our future award-winning artists with 22” X 28” poster boards and colored markers for the competition. Please contact your Manager to pick up an entry form, application and the supplies for each child in your household that wants to participate.

Waitlist Check

The Biloxi Housing Authority has updated the online application process using the MRI Happy Software Waitlist Check program for housing assistance.

All applicants register using the link provided  on our “Online Applications” page. Once you have registered, you will be able to apply for housing assistance and be placed on the waiting lists you choose.

When you complete your registration and application, you will have access to check your application status at any time after June 15, 2020, using the User Name and Password you create.

The process is simple but should you need assistance, please contact the Biloxi Housing Authority Assisted Housing Office for additional information. Phone: (228) 374-7771 Ext# 254