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Sewell To Deliver $2.1 Million Funds For Affordable Housing

Sewell is giving $2.1 Million in funds for affordable housing for Birmingham city to expand housing opportunities.

February 3, 2024

USA Representative Terri Sewell held a press conference on Friday at the Smithfield Community Center Gymnasium to give $2.1 Million in funds to expand affordable housing choices for families in Birmingham and increase families’ access to opportunity neighborhoods for the participants of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Sewell, along with Dontrelle Young Foster, President and CEO of the Housing Authority of Birmingham District (HABD), and Dr. Meghan Venable-Thomas, Director of Community Development for the City of Birmingham, announced that HABD received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This award was one of seven issued nationwide.

A roundtable discussion was also hosted by Sewell along with the city of Birmingham officials, HABD officials, and neighborhood representatives to discuss the progress made on the implementation of the $50 Million grant HUD announced in July 2023.

The city received the $50 Million grant from HUD to revitalize the historic Smithfield, College Hills, and Graymont neighborhoods with new and affordable housing units last summer.

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Birmingham Times. “Rep. Sewell Delivers $2.1 Million in Federal Funds For Affordable Housing in City”. Birmingham Times, February 3, 2024,
Rep. Sewell Delivers $2.1 Million in Federal Funds For Affordable Housing in City | The Birmingham Times

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