Mobile Housing Board

151 S Claiborne St
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36602

Mobile Housing Board is a Public Housing Agency in Mobile, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 21st, 2020, Mobile Housing Board has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Living Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mobile Housing Board serves Mobile.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Living Open Until Further Notice
Mobile, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Mobile Housing Board Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the MHB page here, and contact a property with an open waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHB website, or call the office at (251) 434-2200.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2514342200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/14/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Living 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Other Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) is currently accepting Senior Living waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the MHB page here, click on a property name, and then click the tab titled "Waiting List." Contact the property if the waiting list is open.

For more information, visit the MHB website, or call the office at (251) 434-2200.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2514342200.

Last Updated on 03/14/2018.

Other Mobile Housing Board Waiting Lists

Closed: Mobile, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mobile Housing Board (MHB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for six days in April 2018; and before that for four days in June 2014. 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 re-positioning, displaced by natural disaster, displaced due to insufficient HCV funding, elderly, disabled.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. Applicants may check their status on or after April 11, 2018.

For more information, visit the MHB website, or call the office at (251) 434-2200

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Mobile Housing Board

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

Representatives of Mobile Housing Board 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if Mobile Housing Board 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 Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mobile Housing Board manages 3,835 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,345 11 30 161 47 50 91
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $596 $404 $512 $609 $749 $427 $405
Monthly Cost $1,993,298 $4,445 $15,354 $98,052 $35,215 $21,328 $36,833

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mobile Housing Board

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 Board 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 Board 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 Board

Oaklawn Homes

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Central Plaza Towers

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Frank W Boykin Towers

1600 Michigan Ave
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Downtown Renaissance I Lp

350 Bloodgood St
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Accepts Vouchers

Orange Grove Homes

200 Bloodgood St
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Roger Williams Homes

359 Simington Dr
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Thomas James Place

1525 Albatross Dr
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Gulf Village

108 N Fairport Dr
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Josephine Allen Homes

1900 E Franklin Dr
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R V Taylor Plaza

1367 S Ann St
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Emerson Gardens

759 Charleston St
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The Renaissance Family

450 Bloodgood St
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