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Mobile County rental assistance.

Emergency rental assistance as well as security deposit help or free motel vouchers are offered in Mobile Alabama. If you are facing eviction or need help paying your rent or housing expenses, then find information on your solutions or programs available to you below.

The places to call in Mobile for rent help range from your local church, to the Salvation Army, charities or the local government office. Each of these non-profit organizations is committed to preventing evictions and homelessness in the community. They work to keep as many people in their homes or apartments as possible by providing grants or loans to help with rent. The number of programs, services, and options available are extensive, though there may be waiting lists or restrictions. They deal with a variety of housing and rent concerns that Mobile families may be faced with.

Catholic Social Services of Mobile – Offers outreach, counseling, and access to emergency financial assistance programs, including rent and/or mortgage payments. 400 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, call 251-434-1550.  555 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602. This service center number is (251) 434-1500

The Service Center of Catholic Social Services of Mobile – For those facing a crisis or unexpected crisis, get access to emergency financial assistance programs and services. Access low income housing, emergency rent to stop an eviction, and much more aid. At the end of the day this group tries to offer emergency assistance for basic survival needs when someone is in times of hardship or crisis. Address - 555 Dauphin Street, Mobile AL 36602, dial (251) 434-1500.

Christ United Methodist – Most of the support is offered towards elderly and disabled. However add this church to your list of charities to contact as emergency rent help may be provided too. 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, Alabama 36609, (251) 380-0583

Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama. Among programs offered includes rent, travelers aid, housing services, and other financial aid. 1009 Dauphin St., Mobile, Alabama 36604, dial (251) 438-1625 for lower income residents in South Mobile County, (251) 285-3056 for residents in Baldwin County.




Mobile Community Action Inc. – For individuals or families that reside in Grand Bay, Bayou La Batre, Coden, Irvington, Dauphin Island or St. Elmo Alabama, they may be able to apply for rent payment and/or mortgage assistance of up to $600. Other services administered include emergency shelter or housing assistance (such as a motel or hotel stay) up to five days/and or personal vouchers in the amount of $150. Need to call for an appointment to meet with a counselor and to apply for help. The offices and phone numbers to dial are below.

  • Main Office, 204 E. Main St., Prichard, AL 36610, phone number 251-457-5700
  • Community Action Agency - Mobile – Hillside Center, 6024 Lorma Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36608 call (251) 343-3351
  • Community Action Agency - Mobile – Bayou La Batre Center, 13260 N Wintzell Ave, Bayou La Batre, Alabama 36509, telephone number (251) 824-3113

Homeless Coalition Housing First – This is a local non-profit organization that provides community planning and tries to stop homelessness in the community and Mobile Alabama region. They both promote public awareness and can provide information on rental assistance. Call (251) 450-3345

Housing First, Inc. – Runs the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Among other things it can offer services for qualified families, including rent help, utilities, security deposits, household storage, hotel or motel vouchers up to 30 days with a housing unit identified. Other assistance provided is free or low cost legal services to delay and prevent eviction from homes or apartments, and case management. Some tenants may be provided a loan for paying any back rent due. Address is 3223 Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36607-1809, (251) 450-3345.

Volunteers of America Southeast assists the disabled, veterans, and youth with housing as well as shelter needs. The main office is 600 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609. As resources allow, get help from shelters, motel vouchers, or emergency financial help for rent or other eviction prevention services. Call (205) 945-7172.





Legal Services of Mobile Alabama is at 104 St. Francis Street, Mobile, AL 36602. Attorneys help tenants that are facing eviction. Get free legal advice, attorneys to represent you in housing court, information on section 8 rent vouchers and other aid. For applications call 251-433-6560.

Mobile Housing Board administers the section 8 voucher program. This can be used to pay a portion of a very low income families rent. There are components of it for the elderly as well as disabled households in Mobile County Alabama too. Telephone - (251) 434-2200.

Mobile County Housing Authority is another HUD housing choice voucher agency. Public housing, HUD vouchers for rent, income based apartments and other solutions are offered. 16545 US Highway 45, Citronelle, Alabama 36522. Phone (251) 866-9696

Lighthouse Apostolic Church Academy of Excellence – Can offer referral services. 9901 Tom Waller Road, Grand Bay, Alabama 36541, dial 251.957.2500.

Veterans and their immediate family members only in Mobile can seek help from SSVF, or Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The charity, which is funded by HUD, can help both the currently homeless and those individuals who are at risk of being homeless. There may be security deposit help, grants for housing costs, rent assistance in Mobile County. Main phone - 251-303-8062.

Government funded eviction prevention programs are available in Mobile County. There are few resources that can provide grants for paying rent, moving costs, or even a hotel voucher. Some assistance is for veterans while other help is for other groups, such as single mothers that are facing an eviction or the disabled that need one time rental assistance. More on homeless prevention and rapid rehousing in Mobile Alabama.

Mobile County Commission Grants Departments can offer funds to pay rent and to prevent evictions as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Call (251) 574-5086

South Alabama Cares of Mobile Alabama can offer emergency assistance to individuals affected with HIV/AIDS. Dial (251) 471-5277.





United Methodist Inner City Mission runs a food pantry, electric assistance, and housing/rent help. Phone (251) 432-1122

By Jon McNamara

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