Mobile Housing Authority

151 South Claiborne Street
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36602

Mobile Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 16th, 2022, Mobile Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mobile Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Mobile County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Downtown Renaissance Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mobile County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Cottage Hill Place Project-Based Voucher Closed
Oaklawn Homes Public Housing Closed
Orange Grove Homes Public Housing Closed
Renaissance Gardens Public Housing Closed
The Renaissance Public Housing Closed
Gulf Village Homes 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
Gulf Village Homes 1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
Gulf Village Homes 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
Thomas James Place and RV Taylor Plaza Public Housing Closed
Emerson Gardens Senior Living Closed
Central Plaza Towers and Downtown Renaissance Senior Living Closed
Frank W. Boykin Tower Senior Living Closed

Open Mobile Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Downtown Renaissance Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Authority (MHA) Senior Living Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Downtown Renaissance is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (251) 434-2200.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

Other Mobile Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Mobile County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mobile County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The MCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list for one day on March 23, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Displaced Due to MHB Repositioning Activity
  • Displaced Due to Natural Disaster or Federally Declared Disaster Areas
  • Displaced Due to Federal HCV Funding Shortfall.
  • Elderly and Disabled

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

The waiting list closed after 1,000 applications were received.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on March 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Mobile County, Alabama.

Last Updated on 03/23/2022.

Closed: Cottage Hill Place Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Mobile County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Cottage Hill Place is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 12, 2021, until 1,200 applications were received or August 19, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on August 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Mobile County, Alabama.

Last Updated on 03/09/2022.

Closed: Oaklawn Homes Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Oaklawn Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 1, 2021 at 8:00 am CT, until May 3, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement: Displaced due to government, city, or MHB action (does not include lease termination or eviction) or displaced due to a federally declared disaster and is a current Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher participant in another jurisdiction. Written verification required.
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on April 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/15/2022.

Closed: Orange Grove Homes Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Orange Grove Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 3, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement: Displaced due to government, city, or MHB action (does not include lease termination or eviction) or displaced due to a federally declared disaster and is a current Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher participant in another jurisdiction. Written verification required.
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on April 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

Closed: Renaissance Gardens Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Renaissance Gardens is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 3, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement: Displaced due to government, city, or MHB action (does not include lease termination or eviction) or displaced due to a federally declared disaster and is a current Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher participant in another jurisdiction. Written verification required.
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on April 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

Closed: The Renaissance Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at The Renaissance is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 3, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement: Displaced due to government, city, or MHB action (does not include lease termination or eviction) or displaced due to a federally declared disaster and is a current Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher participant in another jurisdiction. Written verification required.
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on April 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

Closed: Gulf Village Homes 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Gulf Village Homes is closed. Applications were last accepted from April 19, 2021, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA on February 8, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Prichard, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 02/24/2022.

Closed: Gulf Village Homes 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Gulf Village Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 19, 2021, until May 3, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on April 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Prichard, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 02/24/2022.

Closed: Gulf Village Homes 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Gulf Village Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 19, 2021, until an unconfirmed close date.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled Person
  • FSS Participant
  • Homeless Persons
  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Live or Work in Mobile
  • Substandard Housing/Overcrowded
  • Victim Of Domestic Violence

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on August 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Prichard, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 08/12/2021.

Closed: Thomas James Place and RV Taylor Plaza Public Housing Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Thomas James Place and RV Taylor Plaza is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 04/27/2021.

Closed: Emerson Gardens Senior Living Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Senior Living waiting list for apartments at Emerson Gardens is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 1, 2021, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on February 8, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama.

Last Updated on 02/08/2022.

Closed: Central Plaza Towers and Downtown Renaissance Senior Living Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Authority Senior Living waiting list for apartments at Central Plaza Towers and Downtown Renaissance is currently closed. Applications were last accepted since at least April 2021, until an unconfirmed close date in 2022.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHB on March 16, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama.

Last Updated on 03/16/2022.

Closed: Frank W. Boykin Tower Senior Living Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Senior Living waiting list for apartments at Frank W. Boykin Tower is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHB website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Mobile, Alabama.

Last Updated on 07/17/2020.

About Mobile Housing Authority

More information about Mobile Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mobilehousing.org/.

Representatives of Mobile Housing Authority may be available by phone at (251) 434-2200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://mobile.apply4housing.com/status.

How To Update Your Application

Visit this web page here.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Mobile 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 Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mobile Housing Authority manages 3,711 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,257 8 21 155 36 47 83
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $610 $398 $781 $580 $726 $494 $513
Monthly Cost $1,985,959 $3,186 $16,407 $89,971 $26,141 $23,230 $42,593

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mobile Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 214 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

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 $11,742 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 69% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

66% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mobile Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $292 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $544. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $168.



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 Housing Authority

Oaklawn Homes

1010 Baltimore St
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Central Plaza Towers

304 Bay Shore Ave
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Frank W Boykin Towers

1600 Michigan Ave
Mobile, Alabama

Downtown Renaissance Senior Community

350 Bloodgood St
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Orange Grove Homes

200 Bloodgood St
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Roger Williams Homes

359 Simington Dr
Mobile, Alabama

Thomas James Place

1525 Albatross Dr
Mobile, Alabama

Gulf Village

108 N Fairport Dr
Mobile, Alabama
Income Based
1-5 BR

Josephine Allen Homes

1900 E Franklin Dr
Mobile, Alabama

R V Taylor Plaza

1367 S Ann St
Mobile, Alabama

Emerson Gardens

759 Charleston St
Mobile, Alabama

The Renaissance Family

350 Bloodgood St
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Renaissance Gardens

600 Joachim St
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Mobile Housing Authority

Cottage Hill Place

7600 Cottage Hill Rd
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR