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To qualify for assistance, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a family as defined in the BHA Administrative Plan.
  2. Meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  3. Meet the screening requirements related to criminal activity.
  4. Pay any money owed to BHA or any other housing authority.

Annual income must not exceed the HUD-published income limits.

*Other BHA policies may apply

How to Apply

There are several waiting lists to assist families needing housing.


Affordable Communities

Communities located throughout the City of Biloxi and consist of Bayview Oaks, Covenant Square Apartments, Fernwood Place, McDonnell Avenue Apartments, Suncoast Villas and Oakwood Village.

Senior Communities

Gulf Shore Villas and Seashore Oaks serves residents 50+ years old.

Assisted Living Facility

Seashore Oaks Assisted Living Facility provides services to assist with daily activities such as medication management, meal preparation and household chores. Residents must be at least 50 years old.

Beauvoir Pass

A townhome community that is centrally located in the City of Biloxi.

Bayview Place

A duplex family community that is located in East Biloxi.

Bayview Place Market

Market Rate family units in the Bayview Place community.

Cadet Point

Community serves residents at least 62 years old.

Seashore Oaks Market

Market Rate community that serves residents 50+ years old.

Tenant Based Vouchers

Vouchers provide flexibility to live in any approvable unit within the City of Biloxi.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you applied for a tenant-based voucher and are approved for assistance, you will be able to select any qualifying unit within the city of Biloxi. If you applied for any other waiting list and are approved, you will live in a unit within the selected community.

There is an Elderly preference, 62 years old or older, for our Senior Communities and Assisted Living Facility waiting lists. For all other lists, there are no preferences. Names will be added to the waiting list based on date and time of application.

You can check the current status of your application by clicking here.

The time it takes to reach the top of the waiting list varies by waiting list. The average time it takes to reach the top is two (2) years. Once you reach the top of the list, you will be contacted to determine your eligibility for the program.

If the addition is by marriage, birth or legal adoption, you can request assistance through your BHA representative. You are not allowed will not be allowed to add anyone to your household.

You should expect to pay a $200 security deposit for the unit, deposits for applicable utilities, and pro-rated rent before moving in.