Mobile County to Conduct Housing Assessment Study
Posted on: Oct 21st, 2019 | News and Announcements
Mobile County is beginning development of a five-year plan that identifies community development and affordable housing needs and sets priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. An analysis of barriers to fair housing is also being conducted. To gather local input for these studies, Mobile County will hold community meetings on October 21 and 22, 2019.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Prichard Housing Authority
William Bill Clark Family Life Center
2501 W. Main Street, Prichard, AL 36610
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Mobile Government Plaza
Multipurpose Room, First Floor
205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644
The community development plan, called Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, assesses the current housing market, discusses characteristics of the County population, identifies community improvement and services priorities, and outlines a plan to fund and implement those priorities. The fair housing study, called an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, will identify barriers to equal access to housing and will propose fair and affordable housing strategies to overcome those impediments.
The process is heavily influenced by the opinions and perceptions of local residents, whose input is solicited through the public meetings detailed above and an online survey. The community meetings are open to the general public and provide residents of Mobile County an opportunity to have their input incorporated into the County's plans.
An online survey is available to receive public input at https://surveymonkey.com/r/MobileCountySurvey.
A draft of the completed plans will be posted for public comment beginning in April 2020 at