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Rental assistance Mobile County.

Find emergency rental assistance as well as security deposit help or free motel vouchers in Mobile County as well as the city. Tenants or families that are facing eviction can get help from charities, churches, or government social services. Get details on grants, loans, or other financial resources for paying back rent or housing expenses, including utilities or storage costs. Find information on solutions or programs available to renters in the city of Mobile 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 or a PHA for section 8 vouchers. Each of these non-profit or government organizations is committed to preventing evictions and homelessness in the community. There are also free lawyers who assist renters with pay or quit or disconnection notices, that are facing eviction.

Agencies or charities work to keep as many people in their homes or apartments as possible by providing grants or loans to help with rent or section 8 homes in Alabama. The number of programs, services, and options available are extensive, though there may be waiting lists or restrictions. In general, financial help for housing or rent expenses is first come-served.

Catholic Social Services Service Center – Offers outreach, counseling, and access to emergency financial assistance programs, including rent and/or mortgage payments. There are housing programs and legal aid for immigrants, assistance for women facing and/or fleeing domestic violence as well as other social services - even including free home furnishing.

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. The main church is at 188 S Florida St, Mobile, AL 36606. Phone: (251) 434-1500.

Christ United Methodist – Most of the support is offered towards elderly and disabled. Other resources may be offered as well from a program known as Lifegate Ministry. The faith based charity may have  emergency rent help as a last resort. The location is 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, Alabama 36609. Dial (251) 380-0583.

 

 

 

Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama. Among programs offered includes rent, travelers aid, housing services, and other financial aid. There may be free hotel vouchers, money for security deposits and other aid - including utility bill help to stop evictions. The main center is at 1009 Dauphin St., Mobile, Alabama 36604, dial (251) 438-1625 for lower income residents in South Mobile County. Another option is at 3200 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mobile, AL 36606. Call (251) 479-2389

Mobile Community Action Inc. – For individuals or families that reside in Grand Bay, Mobile, 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. They also have information on free grant money for back rent or energy costs. 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
  • 5650 Old Pascagoula Rd, Mobile, Alabama 36619. Call (251) 308-2114
  • Address is 461 Donald St, Mobile, AL 36617. Telephone - (251) 457-5700
  • 1600 Boykin Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36605. Call (251) 476-6425
  • There are other community action agencies or community centers. Continue with assistance with rent from Mobile Community Action.

Homeless Coalition Housing First – This is a local non-profit organization that provides community planning and tries to stop homelessness in the community as well as greater Mobile Alabama region. They both promote public awareness and can provide information on rental assistance. The main service is as follows.

The Coalition 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.

 

 

 

 

The Housing First program also helps veterans from the SSVF, Supportive Service Veteran Family program. This offers homeless prevention and rehousing, including emergency funds to pay back rent, mortgages, moving expenses and other needs. Veterans in Mobile can also get help from SSVF job programs, including case management.

Veterans and their immediate family members only in Mobile can seek help from SSVF, or Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The Housing First 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. Address is 273 Azalea Rd, Mobile, AL 36609. Dial  (251) 450-3345.

Volunteers of America Southeast assists the disabled, veterans, and youth with housing as well as shelter needs. They are not located in Mobile (but in Birmingham), but the Mobile county region is supported. As resources allow, get help from shelters, motel vouchers, or emergency financial help for rent or other eviction prevention services. Call (205) 945-7172.

SVDP of Mobile County is a mostly volunteer run, faith based charity. The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference will have, as resources allow, everything from emergency financial help (rent, deposits, utilities, etc.) to free furniture, clothes, or basic needs. The poor, disadvantaged, and homeless may get support. Address is 4980 St Vincent Dr, Mobile, AL 36619, or dial (251) 661-3908.

Legal Services of Mobile Alabama is at 108 St. Francis Street, Mobile, AL 36602. Attorneys help tenants that are facing eviction. Get free legal advice, attorneys to represent low income tenants in housing court, information on section 8 rent vouchers and other aid. For applications call 251-433-6560.

Mobile Housing Authority Board administers the section 8 voucher program. This can be used to pay a portion of a very low income families rent in an income based, subsidized home or apartment. There are components of it for the elderly as well as disabled households in Mobile County Alabama too. As the disabled, elderly, or women facing domestic violence may benefit from emergency section 8 vouchers in Mobile County. The location is 151 S Claiborne St, Mobile, AL 36602. Telephone - (251) 434-2200.

  • There is another location as well of the Mobile County Housing Authority. The non-profit 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, with a focus on low-income families with children as well as single moms or dads. The location is 9930 Cody Driskell Rd, Grand Bay, Alabama 36541. Dial (251) 957-0641.

 

 

 

 

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.

South Alabama Cares of Mobile Alabama can offer emergency assistance to individuals affected with HIV/AIDS. Housing programs including rent or mortgage help, medical, free emergency accommodations around motel vouchers and more may be provided from 4321 Downtowner Loop N, Mobile, Alabama 36609. Dial (251) 471-5277.

United Methodist Inner City Mission runs a food pantry, electric assistance, and housing/rent help. Phone (251) 432-1122. There are other social services from 913 S Broad St, Mobile, AL 36603.

By Jon McNamara

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