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.
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:
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.
Construction and rehabilitation of neighborhood parks and other community facilities in qualifying neighborhoods.
Enforcement of City ordinances related to the following:
Junk and litter
Tall grass and weeds
Inoperative motor vehicles on right of way
Abatement of public nuisances.
Grants and loans to projects which increase the economic well being of lower income residents and residents of lower income neighborhoods.
Grants and loans to support projects which benefit population groups identified as having special needs.
CITY OF HUNTSVILLE - NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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.
Action Plan 2010-2011 - CLICK HERE
NUISANCE PROPERTY LIENS
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.
Resolution 14-571 - property listings
ACTIVE UNSAFE BUILDING NOTICES
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.