Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Overview After the severe nationwide housing crisis in 2008, the Congress created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to stabilize communities that suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. The State received a total of $42 Million in two separate allocations for distribution to cities, counties, and nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County and Mobile County, and the cities […]

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Enterprise Zone Program

Overview The Alabama Enterprise Zone Act, enacted in 1987, provides certain tax incentives to corporations, partnerships and proprietorships that locate or expand within designated Enterprise Zones. In addition to state-level tax incentives, businesses may also receive local tax and non-tax incentives for locating or expanding within a designated Enterprise Zone. As of October 1, 2016, […]

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CDBG – Disaster Recovery

Overview After Presidentially-declared disasters, the United States Congress often appropriates federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address long-term unmet Disaster Recovery (DR) needs in the disaster-affected areas. The Congressional appropriation is followed by a HUD notice that identifies the most impacted and distressed […]

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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Overview Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program provides housing assistance and related support services to low-income persons disabled by HIV/AIDS as well as their families. The purpose of the program is to devise long-term housing strategies for people living with HIV/AIDS and […]

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Emergency Solutions Grant

Overview The Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) was first enacted under Title V of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s appropriation act for the fiscal year 1987, and was fully established by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act in 1988. The original program name at that time was the Emergency Shelter Grant […]

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Overview The Community Development Block Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the State of Alabama has administered the program since 1982. The program is available to all non-entitlement communities (those not receiving direct funds from HUD) that meet applicable thresholds. All projects must meet one of […]

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Opportunity Zones Program

Overview The Opportunity Zones program is a new alternative economic development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to foster private-sector investments in low-income rural and urban areas. This is a new program with many moving parts. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs presents this brochure to […]

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Office of Minority Business Enterprise

Overview The Office of Minority Business Enterprise administers a certification program to identify small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses capable of providing goods and/or services to both government and private sectors. Certification provides these businesses with a stamp of approval affirming that they are a credible business entity. Certification is valid for two years. The office […]

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Community and Economic Development

Overview The Community and Economic Development Division houses some of the oldest and most popular programs in ADECA. These programs enhance the quality of life throughout the state by addressing a variety of needs in Alabama’s communities and their residents by providing assistance for infrastructure improvements, parks and playgrounds, economic development, workforce readiness, and homelessness […]

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