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Affordable Housing In Mobile County
Alabama

111 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+

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

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

Bayou Plaza Apartments

600 S Bayou St
Mobile, Alabama
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Ahepa 310 - VII

6430 Cottage Hill Rd
Mobile, Alabama
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bennett Pointe Homes

7540 Old Pascagoula Rd
Theodore, Alabama

Housing Authorities that serve Mobile County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mobile County, Alabama

There are 111 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,060 affordable apartments for rent in Mobile County, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Mobile County, Alabama

Mobile County features 7,708 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.

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 $787 and $961.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $693 $699 $874 $1,161 $1,288
Payment Standard Range $624 to $762 $629 to $769 $787 to $961 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,159 to $1,417

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mobile County, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 111
Total Low Income Apartments 11,060
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,708
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 $61,400

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 $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850

Cities In Mobile County

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