Anniston Fighting Homelessness

The City of Anniston is proud to announce that its HOME Investments Partnership American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) grant allocation plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This milestone signifies a significant step forward in the city’s commitment to fostering affordable housing initiatives and supporting its local community.

In a strategic collaboration with the Anniston Housing Authority’s Housing Development Corporation, the City of Anniston is poised to make a profound impact on the local housing landscape. The approved grant allocation of $1,454,489 will fuel the development of a transformative project on Allen Street, encompassing the construction of 13 affordable housing units.

However, the City of Anniston’s dedication to its community extends beyond brick and mortar. Grant funding will also be channeled towards assisting the Community Enabler Developer Incorporated. This support will manifest as a comprehensive array of services, including monthly rental assistance, rental security deposits, and utility deposits. By offering these crucial resources, the City of Anniston aims to empower individuals and families, granting them a fresh start and preventing the dire cycle of homelessness.

City of Anniston Community Development Coordinator, Alisa James, expressed her enthusiasm for the collaborative effort, stating, “This achievement represents a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of life for our residents. The City of Anniston is committed to not only building homes, but also building futures and fostering resilience within our community.”

As the City of Anniston embarks on this transformative journey, it stands united in its mission to create an inclusive, compassionate, and thriving community. With the HOME-ARP grant allocation plan approved, the stage is set for a more secure future for all residents of Anniston.



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