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Community Development

A division of Urban & Economic Development, the Community Development mission 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. 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


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.


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


Enforcement of City ordinances related to unsafe buildings, substandard housing, junk and litter, tall grass and weeds, inoperative motor vehicles on right of way, abatement of public nuisances, graffiti, fences and swimming pools.


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.

RELATED LINKS: Code Enforcement, Fair Housing, Home Ownership Programs, Huntsville Housing Authority

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Community Development Office

    120 Holmes Ave NE

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Email:


    Scott Erwin

    Interim Director

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jim Lucas, Housing Manager
256.427.5419 Tel
256.427.5431 FAX
256.427.7092 TTY

Keith Atchley, Code Enforcement Manager
256.427.5401 Tel
256.427.5431 FAX
256.427.7092 TTY

120 E. Holmes Ave., 2nd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801

To reach additional Community Development staff, please call 256.427.5400.

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