Together, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District and the City of Birmingham are working to transform Southtown Court in ways that will improve the quality of life for residents by rebuilding, revitalizing and giving residents the opportunity to return.
Currently, residents live in a 1940s dwelling that is past its useful life. We believe that Southtown Court residents deserve the highest quality housing we can provide. We plan to rebuild affordable housing units on site to ensure we’re providing the type of housing residents can be comfortable in and proud to call “home.”
Residents will receive modern comforts and a community that is revitalized. We want to build facilities that give the children and adults a safe place to play and enjoy themselves. We also want to attract companies and organizations to the surrounding areas that will provide the residents with opportunities to work and enjoy their neighborhood.
While it can be overwhelming to go through a major transition like this, we’re going to work through it together. The residents’ thoughts, desires, concerns, and preferences are at the forefront of our decision making during this process. We want to make sure we make this process as seamless and smooth as possible for our residents because they are our neighbors.
The New Southtown Court
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Section 8 vouchers be given to residents as a relocation option?
Yes, Section 8 vouchers will be a permanent relocation option. All residents who choose Section 8 vouchers will have 60 to 90 days to find permanent housing.
What are all the relocation options for Southtown Court residents?
Stay on-site in one of the 88 units
Select another property listed in HABD’s portfolio
Enroll in the HABD Homeownership Program
Section 8 voucher
Live with family member
Will all the units be demolished at one time or are you taking a phased approach?
The units will be demolished in a phased approach. 88 units will be retained for families that wish to stay on site during construction. Once the first phase of replacement housing is complete, the 88 units will be demolished and those families will move into their new homes at the newly redeveloped Southtown Court.
Will HABD help residents move?
Yes, each resident will be assigned to a case manager which will move them through the process of the relocation from the beginning to end. All moving expenses will be covered by HABD.
How many units will be rebuilt and what will they be comprised of?
280 affordable family and senior citizens units
280 market-rate units
Support Services Team
HABD's Support Services Team is here to help you every step of the way through the relocation process!
Top Row (L-R): Shundra Gichuru, Lisa Armstrong, Fannie Dowdell, Whitney Mullen
Bottom Row (L-R): Lillian Stamps, Nicole Crenshaw, Dontrelle Young-Foster, Adriane Green
Southside Development Co. is a collaborative effort from some of the Southeast’s top developers and property managers. We exist to serve the mission of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, as we believe the best developments are public/private partnerships focused on a shared set of objectives and goals.
For more information please visit www.southsidebhm.com