Jun 03 2004
City to receive Hope VI funding for Tuxedo Court development
The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District plans to revitalize the once dynamic Tuxedo Court as a mixed-income development of rental and for-sale housing, including renovation of a community center and daycare facility. This will be a tremendous opportunity to restore the vibrancy of this historic African-American neighborhood.
Sen. Shelby said, “I am pleased that HUD has recognized the merits of Birmingham’s application. Revitalizing this distressed area will have a positive impact on the entire Birmingham community.”
The Hope VI program was developed as a result of recommendations by National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing, which was charged with proposing a National Action Plan to eradicate severely distressed public housing.
The Commission recommended revitalization in three general areas: physical improvements, management improvements, and social and community services to address resident needs.