Affordable Housing In Mobile County
Alabama

121 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mobile County

Gardens at Wellington

5821 Old Pascagoula Rd
Mobile, Alabama
$446-559
1-2 BR
62+

Willow Creek I and II

22 West Dr
Mobile, Alabama
Income Based
4 BR

Arbours At Satsuma

5209 Highway 43 N
Satsuma, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Berkshire Arms Apartments

4001 Seabreeze Rd N
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Hunters Run Apartments

6186 Old Pascagoula Rd
Theodore, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cottage Hill Pointe Apartments

7959 Cottage Hill Rd
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Greystone Place Apartments

3446 Lloyds Ln
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Glen Arbor

1100 Somerby Dr
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hope VI Family

500 John Helm St
Prichard, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Central Plaza Towers

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mobile County, Alabama

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mobile County, Alabama

Housing Authority Programs
Mobile County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Mobile Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mobile County, Alabama

There are 121 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,785 affordable apartments for rent in Mobile County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Mobile County, Alabama

Mobile County features 7,773 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Mobile County, Alabama

There are 3,846 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mobile County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mobile County, Alabama

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mobile County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mobile County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mobile County, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $775 and $947.

2022 Mobile County, Alabama Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Mobile County, Alabama Fair Market Rent $662 $690 $861 $1,148 $1,244
Mobile County, Alabama Payment Standard Range $596 to $728 $621 to $759 $775 to $947 $1,033 to $1,263 $1,120 to $1,368

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mobile County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 121
Total Low Income Apartments 11,785
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,773
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $43,809 ±$999
Median Rent $788 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.91% ± 1.9pp
Total Population 414,251

Population and Household Demographics

Mobile County is a county in Alabama with a population of 414,251. There are 154,188 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 33.45% of households in Mobile County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mobile County

The median gross income for households in Mobile County is $43,809 a year, or $3,651 a month. The median rent for the county is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mobile County, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Mobile County.

Area Median Income In Mobile County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Mobile County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Mobile County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Mobile County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mobile County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,750 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,500 $43,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mobile County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mobile County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000

Cities In Mobile County

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City Served By
Axis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Axis are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Bayou La Batre The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bayou La Batre are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Belle Fontaine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belle Fontaine are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Bucks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bucks are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Calvert The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Calvert are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Chickasaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chickasaw are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Chunchula The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chunchula are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Citronelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Citronelle are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Creola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Creola are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Dauphin Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dauphin Island are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Grand Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Bay are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Gulfcrest The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gulfcrest are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Irvington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irvington is the Mobile Housing Authority.
Mobile The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mobile are the Mobile Housing Authority and Mobile County Housing Authority.
Mount Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Vernon are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Movico The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Movico are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Prichard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prichard are the Prichard Housing Authority, Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Saraland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saraland are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Satsuma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Satsuma are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Semmes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Semmes is the Mobile Housing Authority.
Theodore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Theodore are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.
Tillmans Corner The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tillmans Corner are the Mobile County Housing Authority and Mobile Housing Authority.