Neighborhood Revitalization

We believe in the Purpose Built Communities’ holistic model for rebuilding strong neighborhoods. A strong cradle – to – adult educational pipeline, affordable mixed-income housing, wrap-around social services and local economic revitalization are necessary components to create livable communities and to break the cycle of poverty.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

A grant of $600,000 over two years to support a new housing development at Cascade Parc, formerly known as Cascade Plunge. Up to 40 new homes are planned for this area over the next 3 years. Habitat Birmingham also provides home ownership education classes to prepare home buyers for long-term home ownership success.

For more information, visit http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry

A $25,000 grant to support Urban Ministry’s shift from a charity-based model of neighborhood revitalization to an asset-based community development model in West End. The grant will support three AmeriCorps members who will focus on community development and home repair services for low-income residents, create marketing for the WE (West End) Community Gardens, and develop new strategic partnerships to support their work.

For more information, visit: urban-ministry.org.