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Affordable Housing In Prichard
Mobile County, Alabama

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prichard

Hope VI Family

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

Hope VI Family Rental Phase IIi

989 Hark Ephriam Jr St
Prichard, Alabama

Hope VI Family Sales Phase IV

709 Hinson Ave
Prichard, Alabama

Alexander Court Apartments

108 Alexander Ct
Prichard, Alabama

Saxony Apartments

1704 W Prichard Ave
Prichard, Alabama

Elderly Village

2430 W Main St
Prichard, Alabama
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Housing Authorities that serve Prichard

Housing Authority Programs
Prichard Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Mobile County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prichard, Alabama

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 441 affordable apartments for rent in Prichard, Alabama.

Income Based Apartments in Prichard, Alabama

Prichard features 189 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 Prichard, Alabama

There are 252 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prichard.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Prichard, Alabama

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prichard, Alabama for a two-bedroom apartment is between $787 and $961.

2020 Prichard, 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 research.

Prichard, AL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 441
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $23,785 ±$2,833
Median Rent $708 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.03% ± 6.35pp
Total Population 22,439

Population and Household Demographics

Prichard is a city in Mobile County, Alabama with a population of 22,439. There are 7,817 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 40.59% of households in Prichard are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prichard

The median gross income for households in Prichard is $23,785 a year, or $1,982 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prichard, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Prichard.

Area Median Income In Prichard

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Prichard, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mobile County.

In Prichard, 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 Prichard

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 Prichard

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