Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII
About Your Housing Authority
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII has over fifty (50) years’ experience in Affordable Housing management. The agency currently manages nine-hundred-thirty (930) RAD units in ten (10) counties of South Mississippi. MRHA VIII also administers six-thousand-seven-hundred-seventy-three (6,773) Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) in fourteen (14) counties that provides 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, MRHA VIII has district offices in Gulfport, Moss Point, and Hattiesburg.
MRHA VIII’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 vision is to serve as an innovative leader in the continuum of housing programs. We will offer opportunities that will lead to greater self-sufficiency, and we will continually seek to expand those opportunities. We will work to have as our hallmarks excellent customer service, unwavering and high ethical standards, and strong financial stability.
It is the mission of the MRHA VIII to provide affordable housing to eligible people within our community while creating and promoting opportunities for independence, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life.
Our organization is committed to teamwork that values integrity, initiative, innovation, and trust.
MRHA VIII’s goals are to maximize housing opportunities for eligible persons, to facilitate opportunities for self-sufficiency of the residents, and to create a team-based environment that promotes communication and development of all employees.
Our Core Values
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII has adopted as its core values honesty, passion, and a commitment to high ethical standards. We will employ professionals who share these values and who are committed to upholding these values in their business practices and in the manner in which they provide customer service. We will conduct business with transparency and a commitment to continually earn public trust.
Our Executive Director
Mr. Jessie Billups
Our Board of Commissioners
Mr. Willie Leverette Chair, Greene County
Mrs. Gerolene Rayborn Vice Chair, Lamar County
Ms. Allytra Perryman Harrison County
Ms. Faguial Ball Jones County
Ms. Dottie Beard Stone County
Mrs. Evelyn Garner Perry County
Mrs. Mildred Maddox-Clark Forrest County
Mrs. Rhonda Rhodes Hancock County
Mr. Howard Bailey Jackson County
Mr. Freddie Mills Wayne County
Mr. Mike Morrison Pearl River County
Mr. Billy Folkes Covington County
Mr. Roger Swann Marion County
Ms. Annie Jones Forrest County (At-Large)
Mr. Leander T. Taylor George County
“If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact the housing authority.”