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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Pushes Community to Get Involved with Housing Authority Standards During Women’s Empowerment Series

‘Your Change is Coming’ that’s the message that was shared at the latest forum hosted by District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson as a part of her Women’s Empowerment Series. During the forum that was held in the Loveman Village Housing Community, residents voiced their concerns on some of the changes that they would like to see in public housing. Councilor Tyson responded to their concerns by working with the residents to lay out specific plans to help them achieve some of the goals that they have both as a community and personally. During the forum information was also shared on the Housing Authority’s decision to move Loveman Village to a new area off of Oxmoor Valley.

“I feel very positive about the discussions that took place with our residents. I’m excited that we had a packed room of both men and women who are eager to be a part of the change that they want to see,” Councilor Tyson said. “Many residents really just want us to meet them where they are and help change their lives. All we have to do is reach out a little bit more and we will be able to help them achieve goals that will help them to flourish in so many areas of their life.”

A total of $79.6 million has been set aside for the project, including a $17 million dollars tax credit from the Alabama Housing Finance Tax Authority. The new units will be built to resemble more like traditional private sector apartments as opposed to the old traditional public housing units. Under the new plan that was approved this week calls 500 units at Loveman Village will demolish and replaced with 220 units.

About The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) is the largest provider of conventional public housing and tenant-based assisted housing in the State of Alabama. The HABD was incorporated in 1935 and 1937 began participation under the provision of the United States Housing Act of 1937. “The mission of the HABD is to be the leader in making available excellent, affordable housing for low and moderate-income persons through effective management and the wise stewardship of public funds. The HABD will also partner with our residents and others to enhance the quality of life in our communities.”

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.