What is being done?
When will it start?
Who makes the decision to do this?
Who is doing it?
Long before any relocation starts, HABD will work with site residents to develop a relocation plan. After construction, many former Southtown residents will get to return to new high-quality housing on the site, while others will continue to live elsewhere in quality, affordable housing. HABD is committed to making this fair for all residents. HABD will plan and coordinate all resident relocation, whether temporary or permanent.
What is the relocation timeline?
At this time, relocation is projected to start over the summer of 2020 at the earliest. Once started, relocation of all residents will take several months to complete.
What is going to happen to us?
All Southtown residents will be relocated either temporarily or permanently following an assessment of family needs and preferences. Each family will be assigned an HABD caseworker who will conduct the assessment. Caseworker assignments will be made in early 2020.
Where will we go?
Residents will have several options: Some residents may wish to return to the redeveloped site; Some may pursue vouchers or homeownership; Others may prefer a different HABD apartment community. Resident Assessment form will be provided to identify your interest.
HABD.org and the Relocation Hotline (205) 521-0632. The Southsidebhm.com website serves as a secondary location for project information. In early 2020, each resident will be assigned caseworker from the HABD Department of Community Engagement, who can answer specific questions about relocation.
Will there be an opportunity for us to come back?
Southtown residents will have preference for returning to replacement housing on the redeveloped site.
What is required of us to move back?
In order to be eligible to return, Southtown residents must remain in good standing and adhere to the lease agreement.
What will go on the property?
Will the development include housing?
Yes. The new development is required to include housing.
What is a Master Plan? Can I participate?
Will there be affordable housing options?
A portion of the housing on the redeveloped site will be replacement housing for HABD residents.
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