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Family Self-Sufficiency Meeting

Interested in saving your rent money for a down payment on a home, car or tuition for college? Register for the Family Self Sufficiency meeting on 11/9/2022, at 10:00 am at the Suncoast Villa Office, 225 Elmira Dr., by contacting Ms. Kenyatta Thompson at 228-374-7771 ext. 228.

FSS Flyer 11-2022

HQS Inspection: Common Fail Items

Each assisted unit must pass Housing Quality Standards Inspection at initial move-in and periodically during tenancy. Below are common fail items of which each resident should be aware.

  1. Utilities not turned on (All utilities must be on and all appliances and equipment operable.)
  2. Missing light globes
  3. Cracked/missing electrical switch plates and receptacle covers
  4. Missing smoke detectors or smoke detectors missing batteries
  5. Blocked egress (windows, doors) (At least one window must provide unobstructed egress from the room.)
  6. Windows not operating properly, cracked or broken panes
  7. Stove burners and/or oven inoperable (All knobs must be present and marked)
  8. Refrigerator missing components or inoperable
  9. Doors not weather tight with workable locks
  10. Holes in walls/ doors
  11. Excessively dirty carpet/walls

Report Changes in Income and Family Composition

Our regular offices hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Thursday and every other Friday. Currently, offices are closed to the public. You can report changes to your income or family composition and request assistance by contacting your Community Manager or HCV Manager by phone or email. BHA staff listing available here.

Family Responsibilities

All participants of must comply with the following guidelines.

Community-Based Rental Assistance

Choice Mobility 

After living in a Housing Authority unit for one year, residents have the option to request a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) in the private market. BHA will issue available vouchers in date and time order of the requests.

If you have been in your unit at least one year and are interested in exercising Choice Mobility, please contact your Community Manager for more information.

FAQs

Rent is due on the 1st of the month, late after the 5th. A $40 late fee is assessed on the 6th of the month if rent has not been paid.

No. Currently, you must pay your rent by mail or drop box.

Maintenance fees are charged when the unit has been damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

Your lease is a contract. You must abide by the terms of your lease and give proper notice to move.

Please review the Animal Addendum of your lease for details on the rules regarding animals, including service animals.

Yes, it is your responsibility to keep the area around your unit free of trash and looking nice for your family and your community.

Tenant Based Vouchers

Portability

Tenants may choose to transfer or “port” their voucher when they move to a location outside of the city of Biloxi. In this instance, BHA is the “initial” PHA, and the PHA that has jurisdiction where the tenant will be moving is called the “receiving” PHA. The receiving PHA must administer the voucher, although it has the choice of absorbing the cost of the ported voucher or billing the initial PHA.

If you are interested in exercising portability, please contact your HCV Case Manager for more information.

To search for available units, click here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Follow the rules and regulations of the housing program, including the annual recertification and HQS requirement, and adhere to the lease.

Repairs should be reported to your landlord in writing, with a copy provided to BHA. If repairs are not completed in a timely manner, the BHA will contact the landlord and may schedule an inspection with the family.

Complete an Intent to Vacate form. Once the form is returned, BHA will confirm good standing with the landlord and issue a voucher and Owner Packet.

Return the unit to the owner in good condition. Clean the unit thoroughly and return the keys.

Please review the Animal Addendum of your lease for details on the rules regarding animals, including service animals.

Yes, it is your responsibility to keep the area around your unit free of trash and looking nice for your family and your community.