Housing Authority Birmingham District | COMMUNITY CENTER SERVICES
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Community Centers are open daily Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Additional hours only for June and July 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) Community Centers offer programs and activities through ongoing partnerships that support five core principles: Self-Sufficiency, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Education and Financial Literacy.


SELF-SUFFICIENCY: One of the best ways people can help their community to be self-sufficient. ‘Self-sufficiency’ is the quality of feeling secure and content with oneself, a deep-rooted sense of inner completeness and stability. Community based programs will increase awareness of oneself based on fundamental, systemic concerns of the community and undertaking why life change will not be a fly-by-night fad, but rather a long-lasting means for personal independence.


PERSONAL GROWTH: Personal growth and development is a transformational process, in which improvements are made in your physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and/or financial state. Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Creating community based design to build and open resource to share personal growth that is more fun and fulfilling for those who live in our communities and those who visit.


EDUCATION: Education community-based learning and development is to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of all ages through their action, the capacity of the communities, to improve their quality of life. Education provides awareness and gives knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something different. It develops in the perspective of looking at life.


HEALTH & WELLNESS: Increasing the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational community-based programs designed to prevent disease and injury, improve health, and enhance the quality of life. Educational and community-based programs play a key role in: Preventing disease and injury, improving health, and enhancing quality of life.


FINANCIAL LITERACY: Financial Literacy develops as a toolkit helping people learn the financial skills to reach their educational goals and personal goals. Success at the community center requires a step-by-step investment of time, resources, and awareness.

Community centers enhance the quality of life within public housing communities by providing programs and services to promote recreational activities, education, personal enrichment and family development. Residents may participate in a variety of programs for children, adults and seniors in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Workforce and Business Development
  • Mentoring
  • Faith and Social Services
  • Athletics
  • Health and Wellness
  • Family and Parenting
  • Finance
  • Social and Cultural Arts
  • Public Safety


Armon Matthews
Interim VP of Community Engagement
Housing Authority of the Birmingham District
1826 3rd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233