Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No VI, one of eight regional authorities, created by state legislation, is charged with the responsibility of providing housing to low-income families. This is achieved, primarily by contracting with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through several programs, the housing agency provides housing rental subsidies to qualified individuals. It currently is contracted for 5,021 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. Federal regulations permit the PHA to allocate a maximum of 20% of these vouchers to project-based vouchers. This is especially critical to the success of housing programs receiving Tax Credits where guaranteed rental subsides strengthen the financial package. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No VI owns houses in seven of the nine counties served by the agency. There are only two counties where the agency does not own houses. The PHA does provide tenant-based vouchers in all nine counties. In three of the nine counties, in addition to tenant-based vouchers, the agency provides project-based rental assistance.