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Michelle Jordan, Department Head
120 E. Holmes Ave., 2nd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-427-5400 Tel
256-427-5431 FAX
256-427-7092 TTY

Jim Lucas, Housing Manager
120 E. Holmes Ave., 2nd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-427-5419 Tel
256-427-5431 FAX
256-427-7092 TTY

Keith Atchley, Code Enforcement Manager
120 E. Holmes Ave., 2nd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-427-5401 Tel
256-427-5431 FAX
256-427-7092 TTY



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    Please complete the City of Huntsville's Needs Assessment Survey regarding affordable housing and services for low to moderate income residents.


    The mission of the Community Development Department is three-fold; stabilization of lower income neighborhoods, economic empowerment of lower income persons and/or of persons living in lower income neighborhoods, and providing assistance to the special needs population in our community.


    Neighborhood Stabilization

    Housing Programs

    As part of our ongoing effort to build an inclusive community, we work to ensure that fair and affordable housing options are available to everyone. We are committed to supporting the Huntsville Housing Authority in its mission to help all Huntsville residents find quality housing at a reasonable price. We uphold the federal Fair Housing Act to ensure that everyone has the right to live where they choose. Additionally, the City of Huntsville offers a number of programs for current and prospective homeowners, including:

  • Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied homes through our Deferred Home Maintenance Repair Program and World Changers/Community Changers
  • First time home buyers program
  • Infrastructure - Construction of sewer, drainage, street and sidewalks in qualifying neighborhoods

    For more information on fair and affordable housing, please visit the website of the Huntsville Housing Authority.

    For more information on the Fair Housing Act, please click here.

    Homeownership (HOME Program)

    In order to help build more inclusive communities and stable neighborhoods, Community Development offers several programs to assist first-time home buyers achieve their dreams of homeownership by providing quality housing at a reasonable price. These programs include:

  • HOME Program
  • Multi-family HOME Program
  • Down Payment Assistance Program
  • Video of HOME Program

    With our local partners, we strive to create communities of educated homeowners while meeting the guidelines set forth by the federal Fair Housing Act.

    Recreation Projects

    Construction and rehabilitation of neighborhood parks and other community facilities in qualifying neighborhoods.

    Code Enforcement

    Enforcement of City ordinances related to the following:
    Unsafe buildings
    Substandard housing
    Junk and litter
    Tall grass and weeds
    Inoperative motor vehicles on right of way
    Abatement of public nuisances.
    Swimming Pools

    Economic Empowerment

    Grants and loans to projects which increase the economic well being of lower income residents and residents of lower income neighborhoods.

    Special Needs

    Grants and loans to support projects which benefit population groups identified as having special needs.

    The Community Development Department of the City of Huntsville has completed its Draft Version of the Consolidated Plan for 2010 - 2015 and it's 2010 - 2011 Draft Annual Action Plan. Draft copies of these reports may be reviewed by the public on line at www.huntsvilleal.gov/comdev/ and at the Community Development Office. Written comments concerning these documents should be received in the office no later than April 30, 2010. Mail your comments to: Community Development Department, P.O. Box 308, Huntsville, AL. 35804. Community Development is located in the Yarbrough Office Center, 120 E. Holmes Avenue. For further information call 256-427-5400.

    Community Changers


    The properties listed were in violation of the City of Huntsville Nuisance Codes for grass and weeds, junk and litter, or housing code violations. The owners either failed or refused to voluntarily comply and the City had to abate the nuisance and place a lien against the property.

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  • Resolution 16-442 - property listings


    The properties listed are currently in violation of the City of Huntsville Codes regarding unsafe buildings. The information on this site has been made available for law enforcement and official purposes only. Please do not print, copy, retransmit, disseminate, or otherwise use this information for reasons other than official business.

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