The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority’s (THA) Capital Programs Department is responsible for the development, financing and modernization of its public housing developments. THA receives funding from HUD annually to administer these programs. In return, the Authority provides reporting to HUD to ensure that the funds are utilized in accordance with Federal Regulations. Projects must be identified in the Authority’s Annual and Five-Year Plans and approved by HUD prior to commencement. Most of the Authority’s Capital Funds are dedicated to renovations of its housing stock while other grants are sought to create new housing developments.
Future Capital Fund projects include the comprehensive rebuild of the electrical systems at Hay Court (projected to begin the spring of 2017) and ADA upgrades at all sites (projected to begin the summer of 2017).
THA is currently using Capital Funds to install sixty (60) additional parking spaces at Branscomb Apartments. The project is scheduled to be completed the fall of 2016.
THA recently installed a new water distribution system and new roofing at the Hay Court development.
In 2015, THA completed an exterior renovation at the Crescent East development. Some of the work items included creating new larger covered front porches, individual off-street parking for all units, landscaping improvements and new siding & brick.
Other Capital Projects include the comprehensive renovations to 96 units at Branscomb Apartments (2011) and 186 units at Hay Court (2006). In both cases renovations included all new plumbing, electrical and heating & cooling systems plus the installation of all new interior materials including drywall systems, windows & doors, kitchen cabinets, counters & appliances, bath fixtures and flooring. Several years of Capital Funding were required to accomplish these renovations.
THA also completed renovations to common buildings, installed new mailbox systems, upgraded central building systems, and constructed additional warehouse spaces for extraordinary maintenance needs.