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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This 2008 report examines the shortage of appropriate, adequate and affordable housing in Alabama.