Mobile County Housing Authority

16545 Highway 45
Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama 36522

Mobile County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 29th, 2021, Mobile County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mobile County Housing Authority serves Mobile County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mobile County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Mobile County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Mobile County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Mobile County Housing Authority Website:

Mobile County Housing Authority Phone: (251) 866-9696.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Mobile County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families.

To apply, visit the MCHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 16545 US Highway 45, Citronelle, AL 36522 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. Head of household must be aged 21 or older (or emancipated), or aged 19 and married.

The MCHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (251) 866-9696.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (251)866-9696.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2017.

Other Mobile County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Mobile County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Mobile County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

The MCHA states on its website that it will inform the public when the waiting list reopens on its website and in local news papers. 

Last Updated on 09/01/2015.

About Mobile County Housing Authority

More information about Mobile County Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Mobile County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (251) 866-9696. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Mobile County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Mobile County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mobile County Housing Authority manages 90 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Vouchers 90
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $609
Monthly Cost $54,817

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mobile County Housing Authority

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $11,991 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 75% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

67% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 68% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mobile County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 60% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Mobile County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $273 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $634. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Mobile County Housing Authority

Northview Manor

8043 Pleasant Cir S
Citronelle, Alabama