Affordable Housing In Mobile County
110 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mobile County
Housing Authorities that serve Mobile County
|Mobile County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Mobile County
|Mobile Housing Board||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Housing Authority of the City of Chickasaw||Public Housing|
|The Housing Authority of the City of Prichard||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Mobile County, Alabama
There are 110 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,010 affordable apartments for rent in Mobile County, Alabama.
Income Based Apartments in Mobile County, Alabama
Mobile County features 7,658 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 3,352 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.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Mobile County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||110|
|Total Low Income Apartments||11,010|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||7,658|
|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|
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.1
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 $60,600
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,750||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$37,600||$40,000|
|50% of Median||$21,250||$24,250||$27,300||$30,300||$32,750||$35,150||$37,600||$40,000|
|80% of Median||$33,950||$38,800||$43,650||$48,500||$52,400||$56,300||$60,150||$64,050|
Cities In Mobile County
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|Mobile||83||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mobile is the Mobile Housing Board.|
|Theodore||10||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Theodore is the Mobile County Housing Authority.|
|Bayou La Batre||4||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayou La Batre is the Mobile County Housing Authority.|
|Citronelle||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Citronelle is the Mobile County Housing Authority.|
|Prichard||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prichard are the The Housing Authority of the City of Prichard and Mobile County Housing Authority.|
|Saraland||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saraland is the Mobile County Housing Authority.|
|Grand Bay||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Bay is the Mobile County Housing Authority.|