Below is a list of agencies and programs that help families afford housing. Use the contact information provided for each program for more information or to apply for benefits. For more information about the programs listed in this document or to inquire about additional resources, contact the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) local office at:
Mr. Kenneth E. Free, Birmingham Field Office
950 22nd Street North, Suite 900
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 731-2617; Fax: (205) 731-2593
Government Housing Assistance Programs
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps low-income individuals and families afford housing by providing rental assistance, helping to stop evictions, and helping pay security deposits for new low-income homes and apartments. They also offer rental vouchers (Section 8 Housing and Rental Choice).
Below are several housing units in West Alabama that accept housing vouchers. Contact the facility using the phone number listed for additional information about how to submit an application for housing.
301 Carver Circle Eutaw, Alabama 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3926Fax: (205) 372-0484
405 6th Street SW Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-6250Fax: (205) 932-6252
|Tuscaloosa County Housing Authority
2808 10th Ave. Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 758-6619
Fax: (205) 758-5099
3500 West Circle #39 Northport, AL 35476
Phone: (205) 752-8171
Fax: (205) 345-1506
The Tuscaloosa Continuum of Care Group (West Alabama Coalition for the Homeless) partners with HUD to coordinate services for the homeless individuals by connecting them with organizations who can provide direct services to the individuals in need.
Contact Person: Ms. LaShonda Hayes, President
Address: P.O. Box 2947 Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
The Housing Authority of Tuscaloosa runs both Section 8 Vouchers and Public Housing. Rent is paid based on a family’s yearly income amount. They are given a rental/housing voucher based on certain factors that influence income, such as household size. Residents can remain in their housing unit as long as they continue to meet Section 8 rules and income qualifications and regulations.
The Tuscaloosa Housing Counseling Program is also affiliated with HUD. This organization helps with buying houses, rental assistance, applying for Section 8 Vouchers, equal opportunity housing, etc.
The Housing-HUD Counselor and Budget Counselors of Tuscaloosa offer housing alternatives such as budgeting support and credit services rather than finding low-rent options or arranging vouchers. They work with non-profit agencies in the community to provide these services, which are listed below.
WestSide Community Developmental Counsel
Community Service Programs
Northport Housing Authority
Tuscaloosa Housing Counseling Program
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Alabama
Habitat for Humanity
The Community Service Programs of West Alabama Housing and Apartment Rentals (CSP) is a non-profit organization that provides safe, affordable housing to local working families who are low-income or with special needs. CSP accepts Section 8 Vouchers, offers housing rehabilitation services, and provides utility assistance. They also connect families with local agencies and churches for additional aid.
The Salvation Army Center of Hope offers rental assistance and provides temporary shelter including drop-in centers for homeless individuals and homeless shelters for families, men, single moms, and women.
Location: 1035 29th St. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Local and/or Non-Profit Housing Assistance Services
The Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa offers emergency financial assistance to qualifying low income families and individuals facing eviction. Applicants are required to make an appointment for consultation on available aid.
Location: 2902 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
United Way’s Helpline provides information and referrals to emergency aid, which can include loans for rent, furniture, and more from local churches and charities in your specific region of Alabama.
Location: 2720 6th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
The Catholic Social Services of West Alabama provides rental assistance and possibly short-term transitional shelter. Applicants should call to schedule a phone interview to request rental assistance Monday – Thursday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The rental assistance form can be found online.
Location: 608 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Tuscaloosa Cares offers housing assistance to eligible applicants. To apply, call Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Applications are available online, as well.
Phone: 3-1-1 or 205-248-5080
Location: 2201 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Legal Services of Tuscaloosa County are a group of attorneys who offer free advice on preventing evictions, ensure safe housing for families in need, engage in mediation to help prevent homelessness, and partner with charities to fund rental costs.
Location: 2315 9th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Other legal services that offer free legal advice on possible evictions can be obtained from:
- The Volunteer Lawyer Program: (800) 392-5660
- University of Alabama School of Law: (205) 348-4960
- Legal Services: (205) 758-7503
- Dent Transitional Program Cottondale: (205) 765-4591; Location: 15769 Thomas Chapel Road