Moving Housing Forward

Since 2017, the Housing Affordability Trust has funded housing-related programs and projects. The HAT has granted close to $19 million to 60 organizations over the years.

The 2022 Round of HAT Grant Applications opens April 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2022, at 4 PM CST.

2021 Impact 










"We continue to be excited to meet the need for and be a resource to minor survivors of human trafficking, and we look forward to welcoming these girls onto our campus in June. We are so grateful to HAT for making this home possible!"

Holly Bunn

Development Director for WellHouse

More than just upgrades

"The Housing Affordability Trust (HAT) grant has provided us with the capability to make extensive repairs — more than just

upgrades. The funding to replace a weak and sagging floor and a rotting subfloor represent the HAT’s investment in helping

YWCA Central Alabama repair the lives of our families."

Holly Hilton

Grants Manager for YWCA Central Alabama

Pro-Girl Space

"With support from HAT, an empty apartment became the Girls Inc. Empowerment Center. A year later, we are open after

school each day, creating a pro-girl/girl only space in the center of the neighborhood."

Connie Hill

Quality of Life

"NHS Birmingham in partnership with Navigate through the HAT has been able to assist existing homeowners with the quality

of life repairs to their homes."

Kelleigh Gamble


HAT Awards $4 Million to 23 Local Organizations
The Housing Affordability Trust (HAT) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021 round of HAT Grants.
Housing Affordability Trust Awards $5 Million to 19 Local Organizations
The Housing Affordability Trust (HAT) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 round of HAT Grants.
A Place for Girls
Sometimes a conversation goes somewhere unexpected. When Girls Inc. approached the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD), we had a specific ask.
Housing Stability for Veterans
Over the past nine months, funding from the Housing Affordability Trust has allowed sixteen military veterans and their six dependents to secure or remain in safe, affordable housing.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham
Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham is a community redevelopment organization whose mission is to make investments in real estate and people to create communities of choice. The nexus of that mission comes together under our Healthy Housing Initiative where we conduct owner-occupied rehabilitation for our neighbors in traditionally underserved communities.
Build Urban Prosperity
Build UP is short for Build Urban Prosperity and our goal is to help create a class where there isn’t one. The students at Build UP are the future leaders and social entrepreneurs who will make that happen.
AIDS Alabama Way Station
AIDS Alabama is using its grant funding for the construction of the Way Station, an emergency, overnight shelter and transitional living program for Birmingham’s homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.
A central operations center for Meals on Wheels
In 2018, UWCA purchased the building adjacent to its headquarters at 3620 8th Avenue South. Interior demolition began in 2019, and renovations kicked off in January 2020. Soon, landscaping will consolidate the current headquarters building with the new building into one campus.
Home Repairs Keep Seniors Safe at Home
Meals on Wheels arranged a clean-up at her home, during which staff learned that her roof, which had been entirely patched over three times, was leaking into her living room, the primary area in which she stays.

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