Council Approves HUD Plan for housing opportunities

Birmingham City Council
1 min readMar 13, 2023

The Council approved a plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal grant funding to address housing and services for residents experiencing homelessness.

Congress appropriated $5 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding to be used for the HOME Investment Partnership program. The City of Birmingham received $5 million as part of this program.

The eligible activities must primarily benefit the qualifying residents before 2030. Those include, but are not limited to:

• Production or preservation of affordable rental housing

• Tenant-based rental assistance

• Supportive services, homeless prevention services and housing counseling

• Purchase and development of non-congregate shelter

According to the application, the breakdown of funding is as follows:

· $200,000 for supportive services

· $3 million for Acquisition and Development of Non-congregate shelters

· $500,000 for Tenant-based rental assistance

· $1 million for Development of Affordable Rental Housing

· $374,139 for Non-profit Operation

· $700,000 for Administration and Planning

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