Birmingham City Council approves loan to rehab houses in East Lake

The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved a $400,000 loan agreement to help rehabilitate four houses in East Lake as a way to increase the amount of low-to-moderate cost housing available in the neighborhood. The rehabilitation work will be done by Own It Property Solutions, which has agreed to use the proceeds from the sale […]

City Councilors Commit $450K More For Home Roof Repairs in N. Birmingham

Birmingham City Council on Tuesday voted to put $450,000 more into a program which offers funding for home roof repairs in the Northside community. Homeowners in the Druid Hills, Evergreen, Fountain Heights, Norwood and Central City neighborhoods can receive up to $10,000 for new roofs, which are certified to an industry standard for resisting wind […]

Birmingham City Council creates new fair housing committee

The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday voted to create a new committee that will promote fair housing. To make room for the new fair housing committee, the council abolished a committee that had handled issues relating to the 2020 Census and redistricting. By Greg Garrison READ FULL ARTICLE

Woodlawn McDonald’s closes due to gunfire, crime, vandals

The Woodlawn McDonald’s closed on March 31 after more than 40 years in operation because of continuing problems with crime and vandalism, said Birmingham City Council member J.T. Moore, who lives in Woodlawn. “It’s because of daily vandalism,” Moore told the City Council during Tuesday’s meeting. By Greg Garrison READ FULL ARTICLE  

City Councilors on the Importance of HBCUs to Birmingham — and Vice Versa

Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman doesn’t just know about the HBCU experience. She’s lived it. Smitherman is a graduate of Hampton University a Historically Black College and University in Virginia. Her mother, Judge Carole Smitherman, of Jefferson County’s 10th Judicial Circuit, attended Spelman College in Atlanta before earning a law degree at […]

Emergency And Important Numbers in Birmingham AL

Here’s a listing of dozens of city, county, state and federals officials and their contact info as well as agencies that represent residents throughout the metro area. By Birmingham Times READ FULL ARTICLE

16 New Homes Continue Revitalization in Birmingham’s Woodlawn Community

Birmingham City Councilor J.T. Moore said he fell in love with Woodlawn 12 years ago while volunteering in the community’s high school. The District 4 councilor moved into the area with the help of Woodlawn United, then known as the Woodlawn Foundation, which not only helped him find housing but showed him the “vision” for […]

City of Birmingham, partners unveil new affordable housing in Woodlawn

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The City of Birmingham is living up to its promise to provide affordable homes throughout city. The first of three newly constructed homes in Woodlawn were unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The City of Birmingham said affordability is at the heart of a partnership that will bring 16 new […]