COVID-19 UPDATE

The need arose and you responded—with heartfelt thanks to you for your ongoing efforts to ensure that amid a national health crisis our state’s most vulnerable citizens were in safe, decent, and affordable housing to help prevent the spread of COVID. We still have much work to do as we continue our efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases among persons or families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. With your partnership, the dark days of this pandemic will become a little brighter.

Community Development Block Grant

BEFORE/AFTER

ARCH CDBG-Disaster Recovery (ARCHIVED)

In April 2011 a large geographical segment of the State of Alabama sustained substantial damage from a series of tornadoes    …

Over 5. 5 million dollars were allocated to ARCH by the Alabama Department of economic and Community Affairs through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to assist in recovery from the extraordinary  impact of these Presidentially-declared disaster. ARCH addressed the single-family, owner-occupied housing assistance portion of disaster recovery in 26 counties by providing financial assistance to qualified homeowners who occupied residential units in the affected areas during the tornadoes of April 2011.

CDBG-DR Objective

The objective of the housing assistance program was to help as many affected homeowners as possible by providing funds to assist in addressing housing needs. Housing assistance funds may be used alone or to attract other funds to aid the homeowner with housing repairs or replacement. To be eligible, an applicant must be able to prove that: 1) they own their home; 2) their housing unit was damaged by tornadoes (and/or other weather-related conditions) which occurred during April of 2011; and 3) they have not received reimbursement from other sources (considered duplication of benefit) to cover the full amount of damages sustained by their home.

Thirty counties in Alabama are qualified to receive assistance with owner-occupied single-family units in DTR-12. These counties are:

Jefferson, Cullman, DeKalb, Tuscaloosa, Marshall, Jackson, Madison, St. Clair, Lawrence, Walker, Calhoun, Blount, Limestone, Marengo, Choctaw, Elmore, Clarke, Marion, Hale, Autauga, Etowah, Greene, Perry, Colbert, Sumter, Talladega, Pickens, Cherokee, Franklin and Shelby.

In addition to the above, six counties in Alabama were added to receive assistance with owner-occupied single-family units in DTR-13. All counties in DTR-13 are:

Jefferson, Cullman, DeKalb, Tuscaloosa, Marshall, Jackson, Madison, St. Clair, Lawrence, Walker, Calhoun, Blount, Limestone, Marengo, Choctaw, Elmore, Clarke, Marion, Hale, Autauga, Etowah, Greene, Perry, Colbert, Sumter, Talladega, Pickens, Cherokee, Franklin, Shelby, Bibb, Fayette, Lauderdale, Tallapoosa, Washington, Winston.

ARCH provided 264 in housing rehabilitation assistance, 112 mobile Home replacements and new single family housing construction assistance to 16 households in Alabama.

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