Revitalize MHA

revitalize mha

Revitalization is about the people and the community. At the Montgomery Housing Authority, our Real Estate team bring these two focus areas together for a winning strategy to build better communities for the families we serve. Through dynamic partnerships, government support, concerned stakeholders, and engaged residents, MHA seeks to improve our communities in a way that makes for a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of our families.

Revitalization is not merely a design task but a mission to provide better housing choices, greater community investment, and equity. Revitalization is just one of the ways that we keep moving forward, Together! 

Parks Place Playground Upgrade

The Parks Place playground located at 1026 Rosa Parks Avenue in the Parks Place community of the Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA) showcases MHA’s dedication and commitment to the students in our communities by focusing on the importance of physical activity and providing a safe and secure place for students to have fun!

The playground equipment features a slide, a large play apparatus, a balance beam, gazebo and a small area with musical play equipment. There is also a play area specifically for pre-kindergarten aged students.

Rosa Parks Interpretive Center

COMING SOON! The Rosa Parks Interpretive Center will provide a place and space for the community. 

Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning Grant

In December 2020, the Montgomery Housing Authority, in partnership with the City of Montgomery, Alabama received a Choice Neighborhood’s Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant in the amount of $450,000 for Montgomery’s Centennial Hill Community.

In addition to the funding received, MHA and the City of Montgomery have devoted an additional $105,000 for this project. 

CNI awards fall into two categories: Planning and Implementation Grants

The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative focuses on three core goals:

  • Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high quality mixed income housing that is well managed and responsive
  • People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and
  • Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in   distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community

Next Steps:

  • CNI Two Year Planning Process to create a Transformation plan
  • Extensive Resident and Community Engagement through frequent planning meetings and charettes; face to face interviews; input from provider organizations and analysis of data sources.
  • Early Action Activity “doing while planning project” involving enhanced lighting and beautification project of three major bridge underpasses in the Centenniel Hill neighborhood.

New and Improved Bridge Lighting

Starting between November 2021 and January 2022, bridge underpasses of Decatur Street, Jackson Street and the Union Street bridge in the Centenniel Hill community will be receiving new and improved lighting. Each underpass will have uplighting mounted to main support girders and downlighting at each column to provide a safe and scenic ambience to each bridge. Montgomerians can feel safe walking or pedaling to their destinations that take them under the bridges of Decatur, Jackson and or Union Streets. The enhanced lighting is for safety and beautification.

The Montgomery Housing Authority is working closely with Chambless King Architects to complete the project by December 2022.

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