The Jefferson County Housing Authority was incorporated on October 15, 1941 in order to provide safe and sanitary housing for qualified low-income persons residing in the Jefferson County, Alabama area. The Housing Authority is a public corporation duly organized and validly existing under the provisions of the Code of Alabama 1975, Title24, CH 1, Article 3 governed by a five member Board of Commissioners each appointed to their position by a member of the Jefferson County, Alabama Board of Commissioners.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as outlined under the United States Housing Act of 1937 and subsequent amendments has direct responsibility for administering low-income housing programs in the United States. As such the Housing Authority has entered into various annual contracts (“ACC”) with HUD for the purpose of providing significant funding the Housing Authority’s various housing programs listed below:
Improving community quality and promoting self-sufficiency through the increased availability of housing and related services for low–to moderate-income families and those with special needs without discrimination.
Respect, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Consistency, Dependability, Accountability, and Customer Service