Secretary Fudge Visits Birmingham


Posted On: August 11, 2021

Chris Shirley
cshirley@navigatehousing.com

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.

“Birmingham is going to receive millions and millions of dollars from this package,” Fudge said.

“Thank you,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin chimed in.

“Yes, thank you very much,” said Birmingham City Council member Crystal Smitherman.

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.

Navigate CEO Lisa McCarroll with HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on August 11th, 2021

“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.



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