Housing

Everyone deserves a place to call home. But for tens of thousands of struggling Alabama families, low wages and other challenges have left safe and affordable housing out of reach. Arise has worked for decades to help remove these barriers, playing a vital role in the passage of a state landlord-tenant law in 2006 and the creation of the Alabama Housing Trust Fund in 2012. Through analysis and advocacy, we continue to seek policy solutions to protect renters’ rights and expand the supply of quality, affordable housing in rural, urban and suburban areas across Alabama.

Fact Sheet

Alabama’s renter protections at risk under HB 421

Just three days. If HB 421 becomes law, that’s all the time Alabama renters would get to correct a minor lease violation before landlords could kick them out of their homes. It would be a bad deal for more than 1 million Alabamians who rent their homes. HB 421, sponsored by Rep. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay, [...]
Issue
Housing
Date
February 28, 2018
Author
Dev Wakeley
Fact Sheet

Investing in the Housing Trust Fund would create jobs and expand housing opportunities across Alabama

Alabama lacks more than 90,000 homes for households making minimum wage or less. That means many hard-working Alabamians, seniors, students, veterans and folks on fixed incomes can’t afford a safe place to call home. State investment in the Alabama Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) would provide flexibility to meet a variety of housing needs across the state, [...]
Issue
Housing
Date
January 1, 2018
Author
Alabama Arise
Handbook

Una vivienda digna

Alabama's Landlord-Tenant Law spells out what makes a rental dwelling livable and lists the basic rights and duties of both tenants and landlords. This Spanish-language pamphlet outlines the major points covered by the law.
Issue
Housing
Date
January 26, 2016
Author
Alabama Arise
Handbook

A Decent Place to Live

Alabama's Landlord-Tenant Law spells out what makes a rental dwelling livable and lists the basic rights and duties of both tenants and landlords. This pamphlet outlines the major points covered by the law.
Issue
Housing
Date
January 1, 2016
Author
Alabama Arise
Fact Sheet

Home at last: The Alabama Housing Trust Fund (2015 update)

A home is more than just somewhere to sleep at night. It’s a stable foundation from which people can work to build better lives for themselves and their families. It’s a place where people can put down roots and team with their neighbors to create and maintain a supportive, thriving community. It’s a sanctuary that gives [...]
Issue
Housing
Date
November 3, 2015
Author
Carol Gundlach
Report

Locked Out: Low wages and affordable housing in Alabama

This 2008 report examines the shortage of appropriate, adequate and affordable housing in Alabama.
Issue
Housing
Date
April 1, 2008
Author
Alabama Arise
Handbook

The Alabama Tenants’ Handbook

More than 500,000 Alabama households live in rental housing. For a long time, there was no state law protecting the rights of renters. As of January 1, 2007, it's a different story. We now have the Alabama Landlord-Tenant Law to help make sure every rental house and apartment is a decent place to live. This handbook tells [...]
Issue
Housing
Date
January 26, 2006
Author
Alabama Arise
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