U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge, visited Birmingham on Wednesday. Secretary Fudge was in town in part to highlight the Biden Administration’s historic infrastructure deal. She pointed out how the deal, now in the hands of House Lawmakers, will revitalize communities. Also, Fudge says the infrastructure deal focuses on equity and resiliency.
The Magic City tour began with Fudge joining Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Congresswoman Terri Sewell for a tour of the Villas at Titusville. Moreover, The Villas are a redevelopment built at the site of what used to be Loveman Village. Residents started moving into the first phase of the Villas in 2019.
SECRETARY FUDGE SAYS BIRMINGHAM WILL BENEFIT BIG FROM INFRASTRUCTURE BILL
During her Titusville Tour, Secretary Fudge said the city of Birmingham will receive a major boom from the infrastructure plan.
Again, the infrastructure bill must still pass the house. Fudge told Al.com she is confident the legislation will pass. After visiting Titusville, Fudge met privately with local housing leaders including Navigate Affordable Housing Partners CEO Lisa McCarroll.
“I am honored for the opportunity to speak with Secretary Fudge once again. Housing Affordability is now more important than ever before, and I look forward to sharing our work and vision with the Secretary.”
Lisa McCarroll – CEO, Navigate Affordable Housing Partners
After speaking with McCarroll and others, Secretary Fudge toured another public housing property in the midst of redevelopment. In addition to the Villas at Titusville, Southtown Court is also ongoing a major redevelopment. Site prep, as well as demolition, is planned for later this Summer.