The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) last week launched its new website to improve means of communication and streamlining digital access for its more than 23,000 public housing residents, 6,000 Section 8 program participants, stakeholders and the general public.
The revamped site, www.habd.org, allows for current and prospective residents, vendors, landlords, and other members of the community to more easily access information concerning public housing and waitlists, programs like Homeownership and Section 8, conducting business with HABD, real estate developments and more.
“We received feedback from stakeholders and, based on the momentum HABD has had in a very short amount of time, we knew we needed a website that would be an all-encompassing reflection of our who we serve and what we do,” said President and CEO Dontrelle Young Foster.
“HABD was just awarded a $50 million grant from HUD to redevelop affordable housing and catalyze economic development in Smithfield. We’re ahead of schedule on one of Birmingham’s most highly-anticipated redevelopments, Edgehill at Southtown. We serve a majority of Birmingham’s most vulnerable residents,” continued Foster. “The new site better represents the impact we have and the progress we’re making.”
This is HABD’s second significant action of streamlining communication with residents within a two-month timeframe. In late August, the Birmingham Housing Authority launched the Housing Choice Voucher Call Center to meet the high demand of current and prospective Section 8 program participants.