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Prichard Housing Authority

200 W. Prichard Ave.
Prichard, Mobile County, Alabama 36610

Prichard Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of June 6th, 2020, Prichard Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Oleander Park Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Prichard Housing Authority serves Prichard.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Oleander Park Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Prichard, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Bessemer Phase II Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Prichard Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Prichard Housing Authority Website: https://prichardhousing.com/.

Prichard Housing Authority Phone: (251) 456-3324.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Prichard Housing Authority website says:

"The Housing Authority of the City of Prichard (HACP) is committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our residents. We want to keep you informed about HACP's response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. We are taking extra measures, including frequent sanitation of common areas in all HACP buildings and asking residents to call or email rather than visit our offices in person."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Oleander Park Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Prichard Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for Near-Elderly (55+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Oleander Park Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: The PHA website says "You must be 55 or older to apply."

To apply during the opening period, print the the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the "Project Based Vouchers" section, and select the "Project-Based Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the Oleander Park Apartments office, located at 7646 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36695.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PHA Applicants page, or the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA, as of May 21, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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) 456-3324.

Last Updated on 05/21/2020.

Other Prichard Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Prichard, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Prichard Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 18, 2020, until May 22, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the PHA, "Applicants must be 19 years of age or older to apply."

Prichard, AL is 5 miles northwest of Mobile, AL

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA, as of May 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 05/27/2020.

Closed: Bessemer Phase II Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Prichard Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Bessemer Phase II is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PHA Applicants page, or the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA, as of May 21, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Prichard, Alabama.

Last Updated on 05/21/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Prichard Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Last Updated on 05/18/2020.

About Prichard Housing Authority

More information about Prichard Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://prichardhousing.com/.

Representatives of Prichard Housing Authority may be available by phone at (251) 456-3324. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/06/2020, it is not known if Prichard 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 Prichard Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Prichard Housing Authority manages 2,610 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 2,584 5 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $524 $557 $883
Monthly Cost $1,354,598 $2,786 $18,536

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Prichard 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 11% having issued approximately 199 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $13,536 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 49% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 50% 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, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% 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.

71% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 70% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Prichard Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 64% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Prichard Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $630. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $201.



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 Prichard Housing Authority

Elderly Village

2430 W Main St
Prichard, Alabama

Heritage Estates

401 Rv Brown Dr
Mobile, Alabama

Hope VI Family Rental Phase IIi

989 Hark Ephriam Jr St
Prichard, Alabama

The Oaks at Chancery

2802 Bettye F Johnson St
Mobile, Alabama

Hope VI Family Sales Phase IV

709 Hinson Ave
Prichard, Alabama