Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

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The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (sometimes called the Birmingham Housing Authority) is the public agency responsible for administering Birmingham's public housing projects as well as Section 8 vouchers for low-income renters in the city. The authority's headquarters office is located at 1826 3rd Avenue South. It is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Birmingham to staggared terms. The board appoints an executive director for administration of programs. Dontrelle Foster currently serves in that position on an interim basis.

The board was first incorporated in 1935 and first acted as the city's authority in implementing provisions of the Housing Act of 1937.

In 2019 the board served approximately 5,000 households living in 14 public housing communities. It employs around 235 people, some on a temporary basis.

In 2021 the Housing Authority restructured itself.

Executive directors

Board of Commissioners



See also


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (February 6, 2014) "Fireworks at Birmingham Housing Authority Board as executive director rehired, mayhem, arrests follow." The Birmingham News
  • Johnson, Roy S. (September 20, 2019) "Johnson: What is HABD hiding by stalling on release of public records?" The Birmingham News
  • Johnson, Roy S. (March 19, 2020) "Lundy out as Birmingham Housing Authority president/CEO." The Birmingham News
  • Mann, Joshua (October 22, 2021) "Birmingham Housing Authority to undergo major reorganization." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Parker, Illyshia (January 17, 2023) "Birmingham Housing Authority submits application to HUD for $50 million grant." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (April 25, 2024) "‘We need somebody’: Birmingham public housing residents left without board representation." AL.com

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