HOUSING

Housing and Homelessness Prevention

A safe, stable home is the first step to health. A safe place to store medications, rest and prepare a meal. Many of those we serve come to us needing support to take this first step.

Housing and Homelessness Prevention

Location & Hours

Housing &

Housing Assistance

Location

AIDS Alabama 

3521 17th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35222

Ph: 205-324-9822

HOUSING> HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

AIDS Alabama provides a variety of housing programs to best serve the needs of our clients and community.  Programs include emergency and supportive housing, homeless and rapdi re-housing, permanent housing, permanent housing with enriched services, and long and short-term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance.

Housing and Homelessness Prevention Contact Information

Alabama Rural AIDS Project (ARAP):

Located in rural Alabama counties, these single-family homes involve leases with third-parties and Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) vouchers. Tenants must receive supportive services from either AIDS Alabama or another AIDS service organization and fall into HUD low-income limits.

Contact: Tonya.Jackson@aidsalabama.org

Le Transclusive:

Apartment living arrangements with a third-party lease agreement. Individual tenants must accept supportive services and have a referral from AIDS Alabama.

Contact: Laquona.Steele@aidsalabama.org

Ascension/Rapid Rehousing:

Ascension/Rapid Rehousing can house up to 55 chronically homeless individuals or families. The only change is the age of the referrals. Referrals can now be 19 years of age and older.

Contact: Shayla.Elom@aidsalabama.org

Permanent Housing:

Tenants have a lease agreement with AIDS Alabama, must fall into HUD low-income limits, and come with a referral from AIDS Alabama staff. There are 3 one-bedroom units available, and supportive services are optional.

Contact: Felicia.Owens@aidsalabama.org

JASPER House:

This housing option is open only to individuals who have a dual diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and a severe mental illness. It is a group home setting and certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. There are 14 one-bedroom units and 24-hour supervision with a licensed nurse practitioner on duty at all times. Tenants enter into a lease agreement with AIDS Alabama, must fall into HUD defined low-income limits, and accept day treatment and case management services.

Contact: Nicole.McKinney@aidsalabama.org

1917 Temporary Housing:

Receives referrals only from UAB 1917 clinic. There is currently no cap on the number of referrals received.

Contact: Laterica.Williams@aidsalabama.org

The Way Station:

This program is for chronically homeless youth between the ages of 19-24. This program can house up to 6 individuals in its emergency shelter and 11 in the Rapid Rehousing program.

Contact: Laquona.Steele@aidsalabama.org

Rectory Shelter:

The Rectory is for homeless single adults who have a substance abuse diagnosis, and actively participating in our LIBCAP program. 

Contact: Dawn.Mitchell@aidsalabama.org

If you are in need of housing or housing assistance, please submit this basic contact us form so that we can contact you to see if you qualify for any of our housing programs. You may also call our main office at 205-324-9822 to speak with your

AIDS Alabama social worker.

 

If you are not a current consumer of AIDS Alabama’s services but wish to be assigned to a social worker or case manager, please call our main office at 205-324-9822 and ask to speak with our lead main office social worker, Felicia Owens.

If you are homeless and in need of permanent housing, regardless of HIV status, please contact 

One Roof at 205-254-8833.

Permanent Housing

Permanent Housing II: are three one-bedroom apartments and two houses with more than one bedroom. Participants must have income and pay utilities. This program is designed for individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low-income limits.

Permanent Housing I: AIDS Alabama offers 18 one-bedroom units and 2 three-bedroom units, 3 two-bedroom units, and 7 one-bedroom units, both programs offer lease agreements to tenants who must fall into the HUD-defined very low-income limits, and offer the option of supportive services. Tenants must come with a referral from AIDS Alabama staff.

 
 

Permanent Supportive Housing

Le Transclusive is rental housing operating as permanent supportive housing designed for chronically homeless consumers with HIV and/or transgender and meet HUD low-income limits.

For More Information please contact LaQuonda Steele at Laquonda.Steele@aidsalabama.org

Rapid Re-Housing

This program is a Housing First, rapid re-housing program that serves individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters. Participants must be assessed and referred by the Continuum of Care, One Roof (205) 254-8833. Rapid Re-Housing offers the ability to quickly move clients into stable housing coupled with strong case management to increase income and access to mainstream benefits. We believe that by offering supportive services such as counseling, assistance in accessing mainstream resources, legal assistance, mentoring, educational services, basic life skills training, and employment assistance, we offer clients tools needed to achieve personal growth and responsibility. Once housing and personal stability are achieved, the participants will have the tools to continue without assistance or transition to other subsidized or non-subsidized permanent housing. We offer this program to participants who meet the qualification regardless of HIV status.

 

Rental Assistance

AIDS Alabama offers short-term emergency mortgage and rental assistance to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low-income limits to help retain housing and who have a HUD-approved emergency.

AIDS Alabama also offers emergency housing assistance to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within 300% of the Federal Poverty Level who have a qualified emergency. This assistance pays for emergency hotel costs pending permanent housing placement and some rents to help avoid homelessness.

AIDS Alabama offers on-going rental assistance based on tenant paying 30% of adjusted gross income. This service is available to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low-income limits to help retain housing on a longer-term basis.

 

Rural Housing

AIDS Alabama’s Alabama Rural AIDS Project (ARAP) is permanent supportive housing operated by AIDS Alabama in rural areas for individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low-income limits.

 

Shelter Plus Care

AIDS Alabama’s Shelter Plus Care program houses individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low-income limits through the Jefferson County Housing Authority. Participants must be able to meet Jefferson County Housing Authority regulations, have no felony convictions, pass a credit check, show six months of negative drug screens, and stay in medical and case management compliance.

 

LGBTQ YOUTH HOUSING

Ascension Project: The Ascension Project is a Housing First, rapid re-housing program targeting youth 19–24 with an emphasis on those who self-identify as LGBTQ and meet the HUD homelessness definition.  While Ascension Project has time limits on housing, we believe that by offering culturally appropriate supportive services such as counseling, assistance accessing mainstream resources, legal assistance, mentoring, parenting classes, educational services, basic life skills training, and employment assistance, we offer clients tools needed to achieve personal growth and responsibility. Once housing and personal stability is achieved, the participants will have the tools to continue without assistance or move into other HUD funded permanent housing. While individuals will be the focus, the program has allocated beds for households with children. Participants do not have to be HIV positive to qualify.

 

HOUSING CHRONICALLY HOMELESS

Our Rapid Re-Housing Program is a Housing First, rapid re-housing program that serves individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter. Rapid Re-Housing offers the ability to quickly move clients into stable housing coupled with strong case management to increase income and access to mainstream benefits. AIDS Alabama believes that by offering supportive services such as counseling, assistance in accessing mainstream resources, legal assistance, mentoring, educational services, basic life skills training, and employment assistance, we offer clients tools needed to achieve personal growth and responsibility. Once housing and personal stability is achieved, the participants will have the tools to continue without assistance or transition to other subsidized or non-subsidized permanent housing. Participants do not have to be HIV positive to qualify.

 

If you are in need of housing or housing assistance, please complete the form below so that we can contact you to see if you qualify for any of our housing programs. 

 

If you are homeless and in need of permanent housing, regardless of HIV status, please contact One Roof at 205-254-8833.

Contact Us
 

Locations

AIDS Alabama, Inc

3529 7th Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35222

 

Headquarters and Administrative Staff 

 

We focus on housing, policy and advocacy, supportive services, HIV/STI prevention and education, as well as free and confidential HIV/STI testing.

Hours & Times:

Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ph: 205-324-9822

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Administrative Office: AIDS Alabama, Inc.

Address: 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (205) 324-9822

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