- State Data Overview
Across Alabama, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households, whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income. Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.KeyFacts181,160Or31%Renter households that are extremely low income$25,100Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)-78,840Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$32,110Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.66%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
- State Level PartnersState Partners
Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama (c/o Collaborative Solutions)
PO Box 130159
Birmingham, AL 35213-0159
https://collaborative-solutions.net | www.alabamahousingtrustfund.org
Russell Bennett, CEO | [email protected]
Ashley Kerr, Community Initiatives Manager | [email protected]ihca.org
Become an NLIHC State Partner
NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.
Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]
- Housing Trust FundHTF Implementation Information
NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Kyle Arbuckle with any questions.Current Year HTF Allocation
$3,000,000HTF State Resources
Summary of Public Comments (PDF)
Notice of public hearing (PDF)
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
Research and Data
National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.
Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
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- COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources
Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of rental assistance.
No information at this time.
Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.
Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:
No information at this time.
The city of Gadsden established a new utility assistance program to help residents who have fallen behind on their utility payments due to COVID-19. The program will be funded by Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds.
Updated on June 12, 2020.
Some Mobile County residents, including Elizabeth Chiepalich, who runs the Facebook group Homeless in Mobile, continue to distribute nutritional food, tents, mats, and other necessities to help people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.
The Alabama Department of Public Health expanded coronavirus testing criteria to include certain asymptomatic, high-risk groups and individuals. The expanded criteria include people without symptoms who are residents of congregate housing settings, such as homeless shelters.
Birmingham shelters and nonprofit organizations, including Firehouse, First Light, and the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, continue to serve people experiencing homelessness while adjusting to new guidelines due to the pandemic.
No information at this time.COVID-19 Resources Other
What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d
Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb