Mississippi  Regional Housing Authority VIII

 

 About Us

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

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.

 

Our Mission

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.”