Moving Housing Forward

Since 2017, the Housing Affordability Trust has funded housing-related programs and projects. The HAT has granted more than $15 million to 43 organizations over the years.

The 2021 Round of HAT Grant Applications will begin April 1.

2020 Impact






People Served

This Year's Dates & Deadlines

April 1

Application Process Opens

Please see the Application page for this year's instructions.

April 30

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by 4 PM.

Application Tips

Gather the required documents early.
Tell your organization's story so it demonstrates the need.
Combine all required documents into ONE PDF


"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


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.

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